When someone defects, they switch their allegiance from one side to the other. This can be a political defection, a religious defection, or a defection in any other kind of war.

  • The soldier defected to the opposing side, and now he's fighting for them.

  • He defected from the church, and now he's a atheist.

Definition of defected


To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty, especially from a military organisation or political party.


To desert one's army, to flee from combat.


To join the enemy army.


To flee one's country and seek asylum.

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Example Sentences for defected

  • 1

    The defect of the system was apparent.

  • 2

    The system operated was defective.

  • 3

    At the least, it shows that the chart is defective.

  • 4

    Myopia is a refractive defect of the eye.

  • 5

    The client is prating about the defects.

  • 6

    The defect is to be found in the waist and legs.

  • 7

    The defect was found to be in the earpiece design.

  • 8

    The defection brought the Tories to power.

  • 9

    The defective eggs miscarry naturally.

  • 10

    The defects are detectable by the naked eye.