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depart
American English: /dəˈpɑrt/
British English: /dɪˈpɑːt/

Translation of depart in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (leave) 1.1 (Transport)
    partir [formal]
    the train/plane will depart in 15 minutes
    el tren/avión saldrá dentro de 15 minutos
    el tren/avión efectuará su salida dentro de 15 minutos [formal]
    Example sentences
    • At 12.30 pm the air ambulance flight departed for Clermont, France.
    • His wife and another woman in the public gallery burst out sobbing as the verdicts were announced and as he departed for jail, they yelled insults at the police officer in the case.
    • Another concert was held for the primary students next morning before the group departed for its Friday night concert at Maungaturoto.
    Example sentences
    • For employees, it is best to depart the job on the same terms as employment began.
    • George Washington, as we all know, advised strongly, as he departed his presidency, that we should avoid all entangling alliances with foreign nations.
    • Uncle Al finally departs his post no later than next January 31st.
    1.2
    (person) [formal]
    partir [formal]
    salir
    the day we departed for Venice
    el día que salimos para Venecia
  • 2 (deviate) [formal]to depart from something
    apartarse de algo
    his version departs from the truth at several points
    su versión se aparta or se aleja de la verdad en varios puntos
    Example sentences
    • It would be difficult to offer any advice to him right now that departs from the course he has put the country on for the time being.
    • This is therefore not a reason for departing from the normal course.
    • Critics of humanism have for centuries declared that freethinkers once departing from religion have abandoned morality.

transitive verb

  • [literary]he departed these shores in 1932
    partió de or abandonó estas tierras en 1932 [literary]
    she departed this life o world at the age of 87 [euphemistic]
    dejó de existir a los 87 años de edad [formal]

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