[ pri-sind ]
/ prɪˈsɪnd /
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verb (used with object)
to separate or single out in thought; abstract.
to cut off, terminate, or remove.
verb (used without object)
to withdraw one's attention (usually followed by from).
to turn aside in thought.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of prescind
OTHER WORDS FROM prescindun·pre·scind·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prescind
/ (prɪˈsɪnd) /
(intr usually foll by from) to withdraw attention (from something)
(tr) to isolate, remove, or separate, as for special consideration
Word Origin for prescind
C17: from Late Latin praescindere to cut off in front, from Latin prae before + scindere to split
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