depart from - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theydepart from
he/she/itdeparts from
present participledeparting from
past tensedeparted from
past participledeparted from
  1. depart from something to not use the usual way of doing something

    Some schools are now departing from the traditional idea of homework.

See also main entry: depart