Meaning of depart

depart




To depart is to go away or to choose a different direction. If you are catching a plane, you are soon to depart. And, if you are wearing a kilt instead of jeans, you depart from your usual look.

Airports and train stations have gates for arrivals and departures. Airplanes and people coming in “arrive” while those going out depart. You also can depart without going anywhere, as when you change your mind and depart from an earlier decision. To “depart from the norm” is an expression for doing something different than expected, like giggling during a tear-jerker of a movie.

Definitions of depart
  1. verb

    go away or leave

    synonyms:

    quit, take leave

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    Antonyms:

    stay

    remain behind
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    walk out of

    leave, usually as an expression of disapproval
    congee

    depart after obtaining formal permission
    beat a retreat

    depart hastily
    plump out

    depart suddenly
    break camp, decamp

    leave a camp
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    go away, go forth, leave

    go away from a place

  2. verb

    leave

    synonyms:

    part, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out, take off

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    lift off, take off

    depart from the ground
    roar off

    leave
    blaze, blaze out

    move rapidly and as if blazing
    sally forth, sally out

    set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
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    go away, go forth, leave

    go away from a place

  3. verb

    move away from a place into another direction

    “The train
    departs at noon”
    synonyms:

    go, go away

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    Antonyms:

    come, come up

    move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    types:

    blow, shove along, shove off

    leave; informal or rude
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    exit, get out, go out, leave

    move out of or depart from

  4. verb

    be at variance with; be out of line with

    synonyms:

    deviate, diverge, vary

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    conform

    be similar, be in line with
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    aberrate

    diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
    aberrate

    diverge from the expected
    belie, contradict, negate

    be in contradiction with
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    differ

    be different

  5. verb

    wander from a direct or straight course

    synonyms:

    digress, sidetrack, straggle

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    deviate, divert

    turn aside; turn away from

  6. verb

    remove oneself from an association with or participation in

    synonyms:

    leave, pull up stakes

    go away, go forth, leave

    go away from a place
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    leave office, quit, resign, step down

    give up or retire from a position
    drop out

    leave school or an educational program prematurely
    give up, renounce, resign, vacate

    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    retire

    go into retirement; stop performing one’s work or withdraw from one’s position
    top out

    give up one’s career just as one becomes very successful
    fall

    lose office or power
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    change

    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one’s or its original nature

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