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secede

se·cede

secede

 
 
pronunciation:
sih sid
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
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
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derivation: seceder (n.)
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