verb (used without object), a·pos·ta·tized, a·pos·ta·tiz·ing.
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Origin of apostatize
OTHER WORDS FROM apostatizea·pos·ta·tism [uh-pos-tuh-tiz-uh m] /əˈpɒs təˌtɪz əm/, nounun·a·pos·ta·tized, adjective
Words nearby apostatize
Example sentences from the Web for apostatize
Morrice FitzJohn of Desmond was allowed to endeavour to induce them to apostatize and enter the service of their enemy.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
God grant that under like persecution I do not apostatize more deeply.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
He then returned to Cologne, where he again met Bucer and Melanchthon, who were endeavoring to induce the bishop to apostatize.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
But his wife and one of his daughters refused to apostatize with him.The Huguenots in France|Samuel Smiles.
Domiciled Quakers upon conviction, refusing to apostatize, to be banished, under pain of death on return.The Emancipation of Massachusetts|Brooks Adams