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secede
American English: /səˈsid/
British English: /sɪˈsiːd/

intransitive verb

  • to secede (from something)
    (province)
    separarse (de algo)
    (faction)
    escindirse (de algo)
    Example sentences
    • What was Abraham Lincoln's answer to Southerners who voted democratically to secede?
    • In 1991, Germany gave Croatia and Slovenia the green light to secede from the Yugoslav federation; civil war soon followed.
    • The North might have chosen the path of virtuous isolationism, letting the South secede and becoming an egalitarian social democracy.

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