depart

To depart is to go away or to choose a different direction. If you are catching a plane, you are soon to depart. And, if you are wearing a kilt instead of jeans, you depart from your usual look.

Airports and train stations have gates for arrivals and departures. Airplanes and people coming in "arrive" while those going out depart. You also can depart without going anywhere, as when you change your mind and depart from an earlier decision. To "depart from the norm" is an expression for doing something different than expected, like giggling during a tear-jerker of a movie.

Definitions of depart
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v go away or leave

Synonyms:
quit, take leave
Antonyms:
stay
remain behind
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walk out of
leave, usually as an expression of disapproval
congee
depart after obtaining formal permission
beat a retreat
depart hastily
plump out
depart suddenly
break camp, decamp
leave a camp
Type of:
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place

v leave

Synonyms:
part, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out, take off
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lift off, take off
depart from the ground
roar off
leave
blaze, blaze out
move rapidly and as if blazing
sally forth, sally out
set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
Type of:
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place

v move away from a place into another direction

“The train departs at noon”
Synonyms:
go, go away
Antonyms:
come, come up
move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
Types:
blow, shove along, shove off
leave; informal or rude
Type of:
exit, get out, go out, leave
move out of or depart from

v be at variance with; be out of line with

Synonyms:
deviate, diverge, vary
Antonyms:
conform
be similar, be in line with
Types:
aberrate
diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
aberrate
diverge from the expected
belie, contradict, negate
be in contradiction with
Type of:
differ
be different

v wander from a direct or straight course

Synonyms:
digress, sidetrack, straggle
Type of:
deviate, divert
turn aside; turn away from

v remove oneself from an association with or participation in

Synonyms:
leave, pull up stakes
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place
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leave office, quit, resign, step down
give up or retire from a position
drop out
leave school or an educational program prematurely
give up, renounce, resign, vacate
leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
retire
go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
top out
give up one's career just as one becomes very successful
fall
lose office or power
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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