to go away; leave: She departed from Paris today. The train departs at 10:52.
to diverge or deviate (usually followed by from): The new method departs from the old in several respects.
to pass away, as from life or existence; die.
to go away from; leave: to depart this life.
Archaic. departure; death.
- un·de·part·ing, adjective
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How to use depart in a sentence
While it angered fans to see the comic strip depart the funny pages, the animated version gained serious attention.Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder | Rich Goldstein | April 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then he disappeared by the same door through which I had watched him depart less than sixty seconds before.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Zeitz efficiently shows how their lives parallel and depart from the larger story of a rapidly changing America in those decades.
“When V. Asaro attempted to depart in his car, agent observed him drive into a metal pole,” the papers note.A Goodfellas Sequel: A True-Life Lufthansa Figure Comes to Court | Michael Daly | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So al-Qaeda may well recover in months, not years, after we depart Afghanistan if the pressure on its base in Pakistan dwindles.Al Qaeda’s Next Comeback Could Be Afghanistan And Pakistan | Bruce Riedel | January 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The memory of him shall not depart away, and his name shall be in request from generation to generation.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
I shall soon depart, and practise no more; and my time will become my own—still my own, by no means yours.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
But the essential problem of to-day is to know how far we are to depart from its principles.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Monsieur de Garnache comes alone, and if I so will it alone he shall depart or not at all.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
At the same instant the landed proprietor rose from his chair, and was about to depart likewise.
British Dictionary definitions for depart
to go away; leave
to start out; set forth
(usually foll by from) to deviate; differ; vary: to depart from normal procedure
(tr) to quit (archaic, except in the phrase depart this life)
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