/di pahrt"/, v.i.
1. to go away; leave: She departed from Paris today. The train departs at 10:52.
2. to diverge or deviate (usually fol. by from): The new method departs from the old in several respects.
3. to pass away, as from life or existence; die.
4. to go away from; leave: to depart this life.
5. Archaic. departure; death.
[1175-1225; ME departen < OF departir, equiv. to de- DE- + partir to go away; see PART (V.)]
Syn. 1. DEPART, RETIRE, RETREAT, WITHDRAW imply leaving a place. DEPART is a somewhat literary word for going away from a place: to depart on a journey. RETIRE emphasizes absenting oneself or drawing back from a place: to retire from a position in battle. RETREAT implies a necessary withdrawal, esp. as a result of adverse fortune in war: to retreat to secondary lines of defense. WITHDRAW suggests leaving some specific place or situation, usually for some definite and often unpleasant reason: to withdraw from a hopeless task. 4. quit.
Ant. 1. arrive.

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