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seclude

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Pronunciation: /sɪˈkluːd
 
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Definition of seclude in English:

verb

[with object]
Keep (someone) away from other people: I secluded myself up here for a life of study and meditation
More example sentences
  • The government has a legitimate, compelling interest in secluding these men and denying them access to the outside world.
  • Staff gave several explanations for feeling anxiety while restraining or secluding a patient.
  • In contrast, a wall with high windows in India secludes the family from the stranger's gaze.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'obstruct access to'): from Latin secludere, from se- 'apart' + claudere 'to shut'.

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  • exclude from (Late Middle English):

    Exclude is from Latin excludere ‘shut out’, from ex- ‘out’ and claudere ‘to shut’. The same root gives us, via French, a sluice gate used to shut off water flow, while seclude (Late Middle English) comes from claudere combined with se- ‘apart’.

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