verb (used with object)
Origin of absent
Synonyms for absent
Antonyms for absent
Related Words for absentsquit, vacate, retire, evacuate, go, exit, remove, withdraw, escape, abandon, disappear, absent, abdicate, migrate, troop, secede, start, part, decamp, split
Examples from the Web for absents
Historical Examples of absents
How I grieve at whatever may be the cause which absents him from his family!
Any scholar who absents himself at other times, even by leave, or breaks his leave, shall lose the time.The Story of the "Britannia"
E. P. Statham
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
O woman, best are all things as the will of God ordains them; therefore go; for thy stay, not free, absents thee more.The Mormon Prophet and His Harem
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
Word Origin for absent
"to keep away" (from), c.1400, from Middle French absenter, from Late Latin absentare "cause to be away," from Latin absentem (see absent (adj.)). Related: Absented; absenting.
"in the absence of," 1944, principally from U.S. legal use, from absent (v.).
late 14c., from Middle French absent (Old French ausent), from Latin absentem (nominative absens), present participle of abesse "be away from, be absent" (see absence). Related: Absently; absentness.