v. de·part·ed, de·part·ing, de·parts
1. To go away; leave: I depart for the islands at noon.
2. To die.
3. To vary, as from a regular course; deviate: depart from custom. See Synonyms at swerve.
To go away from; leave: "I departed the oppressive building quickly ... without a backward glance" (Joyce Carol Oates).
[Middle English departen, from Old French departir, to split, divide : de-, de- + partir, to divide (from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see PART).]
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