- to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
- to isolate; shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.
Origin of seclude
Related Words for secludecloister, sequester, ostracize, embargo, closet, separate, conceal, screen, retire, cover, immure, boycott, segregate, blockade, enclose, withdraw, confine, quarantine, evict
Examples from the Web for seclude
Historical Examples of seclude
It was at this time that Pascal and Clotilde ceased to seclude themselves.Doctor Pascal
It was not to be expected that the Whartons should seclude themselves because of her grief.The Prime Minister
He embraced him, told him where he meant to seclude himself, and left the house.Popular Tales
Some nationalities are almost Oriental in the way they seclude their women.The Old World in the New
Edward Alsworth Ross
I readily consented to seclude myself from Wieland's presence.Wieland; or The Transformation
Charles Brockden Brown
- to remove from contact with others
- to shut off or screen from view