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a•pos•ta•tize  (ə postə tīz′),USA pronunciation v.i.,  -tized, -tiz•ing. 
  1. to commit apostasy.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] a•posta•tise′.  a•pos•ta•tism  (ə postə tiz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Late Latin apostatīzāre. See apostate, -ize
  • 1545–55;


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apostatize, apostatise /əˈpɒstəˌtaɪz/ vb
  1. (intransitive) to forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance



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