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Synonyms for defection
dɪˈfɛk ʃənde·fec·tion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defection

    Synonyms:
    failure, dereliction, abandonment, relinquishment, desertion

    Antonyms:
    substitution, supply, superabundance, adherence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. desertion, abandonment, defectionnoun

    withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

    "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

    Synonyms:
    renunciation, forsaking, abandonment, apostasy, desertion

  2. apostasy, renunciation, defectionnoun

    the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

    Synonyms:
    tergiversation, desertion, renunciation, apostasy, forswearing, renouncement, repudiation, abandonment, forgoing

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  1. defectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    apostasy, backsliding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "defection":

    desertion, dropout, drop-out

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#22574abandonment
#26043dropout
#53310repudiation
#57693renunciation
#62094apostasy
#62786defection
#66580desertion
#84813relinquishment
#91205dereliction
#100640forgoing
#104441forsaking

How to use defection in a sentence?

  1. Joe Manchin:

    Schumer said. ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE TO CONVICT TRUMP IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Republicans had long-predicted a bipartisan acquittal, but the last-minute decision by the three robbed Trump of that talking point. With Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, defecting from his party and voting for guilt on one article of impeachment, it was Democrats who celebrated bipartisanship. The vote created a bipartisan impeachment that can never be erased from history, Schumer said. Democrats touted the party unity and praised the House impeachment managers for making a convincing case. There was a bipartisan vote -- even though it wasnt two thirds -- that found President Trump guilty, Stabenow said. Every single Democrat plus one Republican. On Monday, Manchin took to the Senate floor to push for a lighter measure ofcensure againstTrump and he was considered by Republicans one of their best bets for a defection. For his part, Manchin said he prayed on the decision. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP This was the most difficult decision Ive ever had to make, Manchin told reporters afterward. This is not a political vote whatsoever. Its not whether I like the president. Ive always had a good relationship [with Trump], but I love my country, and I have an obligation, responsibilities and my duties to my country. And if I cant explain that then shame on me.

  2. Roger Entner:

    One of the dangers is that they don't just cut the fat out but also the meat and bones and that has negative consequences, that’s part of what we see in Europe: the savings came first immediately and now the churn (or customer defection) goes up.

  3. Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi:

    ISIS takes their passports and if anyone tries defection from this, they will kill them immediately, the problem, it's not how to go inside the city of Raqqa. The problem is how to get out.

  4. Jen Psaki:

    If the individual proves to be Ongwen, his defection would represent a historic blow to the LRA's command structure.

  5. Kim Jong:

    Compared to 10 years ago the primary motivation for defection has gone from food, to freedom.


Translations for defection

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  • ارتدادArabic
  • Treuebruch, Abtrünnigkeit, ÜberlaufenGerman
  • défectionFrench
  • भंगHindi
  • pembelotanIndonesian
  • diserzione, defezioneItalian
  • измена, нарушение, отступничество, дезертирствоRussian
  • மாறியதால்Tamil
  • ihanet, ayrılma, firarTurkish

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