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secede

se·cede

secede

 
pronunciation:
sih sid
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: seceded, secedes, seceding
definition: to quit an organization, a political or religious unit or alliance, or the like.
The Southern states seceded from the Union.
synonyms:
withdraw
similar words:
apostatize, bolt, defect, disaffiliate, drop out, leave, pull out, quit, retreat
derivation: seceder (n.)
Word Parts
The word secede contains the following parts:
se- Latin prefix that means away, aside, apart
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield