depart Definition

to leave a place, especially to start a journey.

Using depart: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "depart" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The train departs at 9 am.

  • Example

    He departed from the airport yesterday.

  • Example

    She will depart for Paris next week.

  • Example

    Let's depart early in the morning.

depart Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for depart

  • leave
  • go away
  • set out
  • take off

Antonyms for depart

Idioms Using depart

  • a phrase used to bid farewell to someone who is leaving, often with the implication of wishing them well


    As he left for his new job, his colleagues wished him to depart in peace.

  • Example

    After a long illness, she departed this world surrounded by her loved ones.

  • to leave a place quickly, especially after causing trouble or chaos


    After the police arrived, the protesters departed from the scene.

Phrases with depart

  • Example

    He departed this life peacefully in his sleep.

  • to deviate from the usual or expected way of doing something


    The chef decided to depart from the norm and add some unusual spices to the dish.

  • to deviate from a pre-planned course of action or dialogue


    During the live broadcast, the anchor accidentally departed from the script and started talking about his personal life.

Origins of depart

from Old French 'departir', meaning 'to divide'


Summary: depart in Brief

'Depart' [dɪˈpɑːt] means to leave a place, especially to start a journey. It is often used in the context of transportation, such as 'The train departs at 9 am.' 'Depart' can also be used figuratively, as in 'depart from the norm,' meaning to deviate from the usual way of doing something. Common idioms include 'depart this life,' meaning to die, and 'depart in peace,' used to bid farewell to someone who is leaving.

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