apostate

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin apostata, from Ancient Greek ἀποστασία (apostasía, defection, revolt), from ἀφίστημι (aphístēmi, I withdraw, revolt), from ἀπό (apó, from) + ἵστημι (hístēmi, I stand).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ə.ˈpɒs.teɪt/, /ə.ˈpɒs.tət/

Adjective[edit]

apostate (not comparable)

  1. Guilty of apostasy.
    We must punish this apostate priest.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book I”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554, line 125:
      So ſpake th' Apoſtate Angel,
    • (Can we date this quote by Steele and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      a wretched and apostate state

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Noun[edit]

apostate (plural apostates)

  1. A person who has renounced a religion or faith.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

apostate f

  1. plural of apostata

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

apostate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of apostatar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of apostatar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of apostatar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of apostatar

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Verb[edit]

apostate

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of apostatar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of apostatar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of apostatar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of apostatar.