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EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

apostate (not comparable)

  1. Guilty of apostasy.
    We must punish this apostate priest.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      So spake the apostate angel.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Steele
      a wretched and apostate state

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NounEdit

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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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

apostate f

  1. plural of apostata

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VerbEdit

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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VerbEdit

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.