verb (used without object), a·pos·ta·tized, a·pos·ta·tiz·ing.
Origin of apostatize
Related formsa·pos·ta·tism [uh-pos-tuh-tiz-uh m] /əˈpɒs təˌtɪz əm/, nounun·a·pos·ta·tized, adjective
Examples 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