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depart

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of depart

  1. 1 to leave a place often for another I'll sing one more song before I depart Synonyms of depart bail, bail out, begone, book [slang], bugger off [British slang], bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, go, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper [British], shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk outWords Related to depart set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [chiefly British], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdrawNear Antonyms of depart abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reachAntonyms of depart arrive, come, show up, turn up

  2. 2 to stop living a special tribute for those members of the motion picture academy who have departed over the past year Synonyms of depart check out, conk (out), croak [slang], decease, demise, die, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in [slang], kick off [slang], pass (on), pass away, part, peg out [chiefly British], perish, pop off, step out, succumbWords Related to depart predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, failNear Antonyms of depart come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thriveAntonyms of depart breathe, live

Synonym Discussion of depart

swerve, veer, deviate, depart, digress, diverge mean to turn aside from a straight course. swerve may suggest a physical, mental, or moral turning away from a given course, often with abruptness.
    • swerved to avoid hitting the dog
veer implies a major change in direction.
    • at that point the path veers to the right
deviate implies a turning from a customary or prescribed course.
    • never deviated from her daily routine
depart suggests a deviation from a traditional or conventional course or type.
    • occasionally departs from his own guidelines
digress applies to a departing from the subject of one's discourse.
    • a professor prone to digress
diverge may equal depart but usually suggests a branching of a main path into two or more leading in different directions.
    • after school their paths diverged


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