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Synonyms for apostatize

to abandon one's cause or party usually to join another

Synonyms for apostatize

abandon one's beliefs or allegiances

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Ferreira is there, prodding him to apostatize, telling him:
But Kichijiro apostatizes again and again, fleeing the scene only to return or be brought back to where Rodrigues is imprisoned, to ask forgiveness, for absolution.
As the above summaries indicate, in Banos Cervantes clearly copies Cautivos, just as Lope had copied Trato, but in his portrayal of the beleaguered boy captives he bests Lope in religious fervor and familial pathos by granting the terrible wish expressed by Juanico's mother and brother in Cautivos: that the child should seek martyrdom rather than apostatize and become his captor's garzon.
Negatively, the author threatens the prospect of eternal exclusion from salvation to any members who apostatize.
And as to those who practice Judaism, to adopt any other religion is to apostatize, pure and simple.
For the first time, there were mass conversions: "There were, to be sure, many Jews who chose to die rather than apostatize, and as in 1096 and 1348, even to commit suicide.
23) As the state sought, through physical pain and emotional stress, either to force Catholics to apostatize or, failing that, on the rack, the gallows and the disembowelling block, to inscribe its authority on their bodies, so Catholics joyfully inverted the logic of the state's terrorism and body-politics by their display of unconcern, even of obliviousness to pain.
In his new book, Bounded Rationality in Macroeconomics, Sargent does not quite apostatize.
Parker would regard pressure to marry as identical with pressure to disbelieve Scripture, to apostatize.
In so doing, they can get priests to apostatize and portray a powerful sign against Christianity, aiding in the ideological rooting out of the faith that they ultimately want to accomplish.
346-47)This is precisely the rumor that James reports hearing against Paul: orthopraxic believers in Jerusalem "have been told about you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to apostatize from Moses (apostasian .