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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: departir, from partir 'to divide'

depart

verb
     
de‧part
1 [intransitive and transitive] to leave, especially when you are starting a journey [↪ departure]
depart from
ocean liners arriving at and departing from the island
depart for
Dorothy departed for Germany last week.
Flights by Air Europe depart Gatwick on Tuesdays.
2

depart this life

formalMX to die
3 [intransitive] to start to use new ideas or do something in a different way [↪ departure]
depart from
It's revolutionary music; it departs from the old form and structures.
In his speech, the President departed from his text only once.
4 [intransitive and transitive] to leave an organization or job [↪ departure]:
the company's departing chairman

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