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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SECE'DE, v.i. [L. secedo; se, from, and cedo, to move. Se is an inseparable preposition or prefix in Latin, but denoting departure or separation.] To withdraw from fellowship, communion or association; to separate ones's self; as, certain ministers seceded from the church of Scotland about the year 1733.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away" [syn: secede, splinter, break away]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (seceded; seceding) Etymology: Latin secedere, from sed-, se- apart (from sed, se without) + cedere to go more at suicide Date: 1749 to withdraw from an organization (as a religious communion or political party or federation) seceder noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (usu. foll. by from) withdraw formally from membership of a political federation or a religious body. Derivatives: seceder n. Etymology: L secedere secess- (as SE-, cedere go)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Secede Se"cede", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Seceded; p. pr. & vb. n. Seceding.] [L. secedere, secessum; pref se- aside + cedere to go, move. See Cede.] To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(secedes, seceding, seceded) If a region or group secedes from the country or larger group to which it belongs, it formally becomes a separate country or stops being a member of the larger group. Singapore seceded from the Federation of Malaysia and became an independent sovereign state... On 20 August 1960 Senegal seceded. VERB: V from n, V

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Withdraw, retire, draw off.

Moby Thesaurus

abandon, agree to differ, agree to disagree, apostacize, apostatize, be at variance, be in dissent, beg to differ, betray, bolt, break away, change sides, defect, desert, differ, disagree, disagree with, discord with, dissent, dissent from, divide on, drop out, fall away, fall off, forsake, go over, leave, let down, not agree, oppose, pull out, quit, rat, run out on, sell out, switch, switch over, take exception, take issue, turn cloak, withdraw, withhold assent



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