from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To abandon one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
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- v. To give up or renounce one's position or belief.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To renounce totally a religious belief once professed; to forsake one's church, the faith or principles once held, or the party to which one has previously adhered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To abandon one's profession or church; forsake one's principles; retrograde from one's faith; withdraw from one's party. Also spelled apostatise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
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