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secede

[ si-seed ]
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verb (used without object), se·ced·ed, se·ced·ing.

to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.

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RELATED WORDS

quit, abdicate, separate, retire, resign, leave, apostatize, withdraw, retract, retreat, disaffiliate

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Origin of secede

First recorded in 1695–1705, secede is from the Latin word sēcēdere to withdraw. See se-, cede
Related formsse·ced·er, nounun·se·ced·ed, adjectiveun·se·ced·ing, adjective
Can be confusedcede concede secede seed
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secede

/ (sɪˈsiːd) /

verb

(intr often foll by from) (of a person, section, etc) to make a formal withdrawal of membership, as from a political alliance, church, organization, etc
Derived Formsseceder, noun

Word Origin for secede

C18: from Latin sēcēdere to withdraw, from sē- apart + cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for secede

secede


v.

1702, "to leave one's companions," from Latin secedere "go away, withdraw, separate; rebel, revolt" (see secession). Sense of "to withdraw from a political or religious alliance of union" is recorded from 1755, originally especially in reference to the Church of Scotland. Related: Seceded; seceding; seceder.

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