Definition of "depart" [de•part]

  • To go away; leave. (verb-intransitive)
  • To die. (verb-intransitive)
  • To vary, as from a regular course; deviate: depart from custom. See Synonyms at swerve. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go away from; leave. (verb-transitive)
  • To go away; leave (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To start out; set forth (verb)
  • To deviate; differ; vary (verb)
  • To quit (archaic, except in the phrase depart this life) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "depart" in a sentence
  • "All of a sudden, the oil companies were forced to depart from the strategy that had worked so well for them in the past."
  • "The stimulus package is expected to depart from the "dams and bridges" model favored by the Liberal Democratic Party during its nearly 60 years of post-World War II rule."
  • "We were given a script to learn and instructed not to depart from the script."