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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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66) As a result, most of the schismogenesis in Fairfield up to this point has been apostatizing schismogenesis and is rarely acknowledged, except by those who have left.
98) As a result, many of the second generation are apostatizing from the movement and leaving Fairfield.
Though well-read in many respects, Nilakanth's attainments were too modest to merit this or any other distinction, for which, in any event, he disqualified himself by apostatizing from Hinduism.
All the bikuni survived this torture, which lasted for nine days, without apostatizing.
In his apostatizing role in the Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche is, however, very careful how he masks his anti-Christian sentiments and his vision of a de-Christianized European culture.
Unwilling to accept any compromise between the metaphorical and literal ways of knowing, Nietzsche is as unrelentingly dismissive when it comes to his view of science as he is with his apostatizing attack on Christianity: the scientific account of the human being, in this case represented by the theory of evolution, is not just criticized, but denounced in the Birth of Tragedy as both duplicitous and dangerous.
They face a list of charges, including; creating an outlawed group affiliated with IS, the purpose of which is to disable the provisions of the constitution, preventing state institutions from carrying out their work, attacking personal freedom of citizens, harming national unity, joining a group that calls for apostatizing the ruler; and targeting Christians and seizing their money and property and disrupting public order and security.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 12 May 2017: A Muslim cleric finds himself in dire straits after being brought to trial over charges of contempt of Christianity and apostatizing the Christians.