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Synonyms for defection

Synonyms for defection

an instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause

Synonyms for defection

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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Alibek tells us he cannot reveal the details of his defection in order to protect those who were involved.
David Gandolfo's 10-year-old heads the weights with 12st (a rise of 8lb following the defection of Merry Gale) for the two-and-three-quarter mile chase, the richest prize of the six-day Festival which begins on Monday night.
This 60-minute panel seminar will provide insight into the problems of customer defection, brand degradation, and channel conflict, and present various actionable solutions to overcoming them.
They called on PTI Chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala; announced their defection from the PML-N to the PTI and assured the PTI chairman of their support in the next general election.
An almost identical defection ceremony took place in the same commune more than a year ago.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) is reportedly looking into allegations that a North Korean soldier who escaped to the South through the Joint Security Area had caused a traffic accident under the influence of alcohol just before the defection.
North Korean authorities encourage people to report suspicious activities of their neighbors - including defection plans.
On the defection, he commended the APC defectors and assured them that they would enjoy equal opportunities with existing PDP members.
CNN has quoted a South Korean Ministry of Defence official, as saying, that the soldier was in custody and authorities would investigate the reason for the defection.
Armistice Agreement rules are in effect throughout the Demilitarized Zone, including the area where the defection occurred.
South Korean guards fired up to 20 warning shots at North Korean troops searching for a soldier who had defected on Thursday, Yonhap news agency said, after officials in the South confirmed the latest defection across the heavily militarised border.
The site of that defection is familiar to many foreign tourists, who can visit the blue huts that straddle the line between the rivals.
Pyongyang has said nothing about the defection so far.
Uganda has encouraged defection and reintegration to such an extent that more than 13,000 former LRA combatants have gotten amnesty and returned to their communities.
Ansar Al-Shariyah Regiment released a statement, confirming defection from Tahrir Al-Sham Hay'at to Ahrar Al-Sham Movement, the AMN reported.