[ si-seed ]
See synonyms for: secedeseceder on

verb (used without object),se·ced·ed, se·ced·ing.
  1. to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.

Origin of secede

First recorded in 1695–1705, secede is from the Latin word sēcēdere to withdraw. See se-, cede

Other words from secede

  • se·ced·er, noun
  • un·se·ced·ed, adjective
  • un·se·ced·ing, adjective

Words that may be confused with secede

Words Nearby secede Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use secede in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for secede


/ (sɪˈsiːd) /

  1. (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

Origin of secede

C18: from Latin sēcēdere to withdraw, from sē- apart + cēdere to go

Derived forms of secede

  • seceder, noun

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