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verb     depart pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledeparting
past tensedeparted
past participledeparted
  1. 1
    [intransitive] formal to leave and start a trip

    The airplane departed at noon.

    depart from:

    Our flight departs from Dulles at 2 o’clock.

    depart for:

    The Foreign Minister will depart for Cairo this evening.

    1. a.
      [transitive] American to leave a place and start a journey

      Before departing Colombo, they visited a Buddhist temple.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] literary to die

    He departed this life in the winter of 1973.

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