verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of absent
OTHER WORDS FROM absentab·sen·ta·tion [ab-suhn-tey-shuhn], /ˌæb sənˈteɪ ʃən/, nounab·sent·er, nounab·sent·ness, nounnon·ab·sen·ta·tion, noun
Example sentences from the Web for absent
The male takes no part in their education; but during this period absents himself, and wanders about alone.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
He absents himself more and more from Beethovens lodgings and spends less and less time at his own.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
If any member absents himself, he shall forfeit a penny for the use of the club, unless in case of sickness and imprisonment.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
The passenger who absents himself from the concert which all other passengers attend, is both impolite and ill-bred.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2|Lillian Eichler Watson
Some castes fine a member who absents himself from the meeting.