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Definition of "seclude" [se•clude]

  • To set or keep apart, as from social contact with others. See Synonyms at isolate. (verb-transitive)
  • To screen from view; make private. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "seclude" in a sentence
  • "There are probably other good reasons why a group of people would seclude themselves in the forest."
  • "Are we really doing this when we seclude ourselves in our own private communities?"
  • "Athenian gentlemen may lock her in the remotest part of the home, Catholic theologians seclude her behind convent doors, and Moslem fanatics hide her behind the head-to-toe veil, but intimacy with her is as unavoidable as it is essential.119"