rusticate

If you want to move to the countryside — especially if you desire a simple, unsophisticated life there — you may explain to people that you wish to rusticate your busy life.

The verb rusticate means "to send to the countryside." If you live in the city, you may want to rusticate your kids in the summers so they can experience a different lifestyle. In Britain, another meaning of the verb is to suspend from university, as in to be punished. If you get caught breaking too many rules with your practical jokes, the dean may rusticate you for a term or two.

Primary Meanings of rusticate

1.
v
live in the country and lead a rustic life
2.
v
give (stone) a rustic look
3.
v
suspend temporarily from college or university, in England
Full Definitions of rusticate
1

v live in the country and lead a rustic life

Type of:
domicile, domiciliate, reside, shack
make one's home in a particular place or community

v send to the country

“He was rusticated for his bad behavior”
Type of:
ban, banish
ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

v lend a rustic character to

rusticate the house in the country”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
2

v give (stone) a rustic look

Type of:
rebate
cut a rebate in (timber or stone)
3

v suspend temporarily from college or university, in England

Synonyms:
send down
Type of:
debar, suspend
bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

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