1. [ verb ] move away from a place into another direction
Synonyms: go go_away

"Go away before I start to cry" "The train departs at noon"

Related terms: come exit shove_off departure loss departer
2. [ verb ] be at variance with; be out of line with
Synonyms: vary deviate diverge
Related terms: conform differ contradict aberrate aberrate deviation variation discrepancy deviation mutant pervert deviation deviation
3. [ verb ] leave
Synonyms: start take_off set_off set_out start_out set_forth part

"The family took off for Florida"

Related terms: leave take_off roar_off blaze sally_forth spare departure loss takeoff departer
4. [ verb ] go away or leave
Synonyms: take_leave quit
Related terms: stay leave walk_out_of decamp plump_out congee peel_of beat_a_retreat loss
5. [ verb ] remove oneself from an association with or participation in
Synonyms: leave pull_up_stakes

"She wants to leave" "The teenager left home" "She left her position with the Red Cross" "He left the Senate after two terms" "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

Related terms: change leave_office drop_out leave
6. [ verb ] wander from a direct or straight course
Synonyms: straggle stray digress sidetrack
Related terms: deviate straggle
Similar spelling:   departer