Apostate and Defector

Apostate

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Apostate noun – A person who abandons a cause or organization usually without right.
Usage example: an apostate from communism, he later became one of its harshest critics

Defector is a synonym for apostate in traitor topic. In some cases you can use "Defector" instead a noun "Apostate", when it comes to topics like approach, deserter, rebel. popular alternative
Nearby Words: apostatize, apostasy, apostatized, apostatise
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Defector

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Defector noun – A person who abandons a cause or organization usually without right.
Usage example: the defector demanded political asylum in exchange for information about his nation's spying operations

Apostate is a synonym for defector in deserter topic. You can use "Apostate" instead a noun "Defector", if it concerns topics such as traitor, approach, rebel. popular alternative
Nearby Words: defect, defective, defection, defecting, defected
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