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verb depart pronunciation in American English /dɪˈpɑrt/
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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.
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    1. a.
      [transitive] American to leave a place and start a journey
      Before departing Colombo, they visited a Buddhist temple.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] literary to die
    He departed this life in the winter of 1973.
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