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depart

Pronunciation: /dɪˈpɑːrt; dɪˈpɑːt/

Translation of depart in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (leave) 1.1 [Transport/Transporte] salir*, partir [formal] the train/plane will depart in 15 minutes el tren/avión saldrá or [formal] efectuará su salida dentro de 15 minutos 1.2 [person] [formal], partir [formal], salir* the day we departed for Venice el día que salimos para Venecia
    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.
  • 2 (deviate) [formal] to depart from sth 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/verbo transitivo

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

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.