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Synonyms of depart in English:


  • 1 James departed soon after lunch
    leave, go, go away, go off, take one's leave, take oneself off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit, break camp, decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire;
    set off, set out, start out, get going, get under way, be on one's way
    informal make tracks, up sticks, pack one's bags, shove off, push off, clear off, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot, flit
    British informal sling one's hook
    North American informal vamoose, hightail it, cut out
    formal repair, remove
    literary betake oneself
    [Antonyms] arrive
  • 2 the budget announcement departed from the trend of recent years
    deviate, diverge, digress, drift, stray, slew, veer, swerve, turn away, turn aside, branch off, differ, vary, be different;
    be at variance with, run counter to, contrast with, contravene, contradict
    rare divagate
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