HyperDic: defector

English > 1 sense of the word defector:
NOUNperson defector, desertera person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
defector > pronunciation
Soundsdihfeh'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > defector: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who abandons their duty (as on a military post).
Synonymdeserter
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
NarrowerdeviationistAn ideological defector from the party line (especially from orthodox communism / communism)
draft dodger, draft evadersomeone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
renegadesomeone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
walk-inAn operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum
Broaderwrongdoer, offenderA person who transgresses moral or civil law
Spanishdesertor, tránsfuga, tránsfugo, trásfuga, trásfugo
Catalandesertor, trànsfuga
Verbsdefectdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

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