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DEPART, verb intransitive

1. To go or move from.

DEPART from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire. Matthew 25:41.

It is followed by from, or from is implied before the place left.

I will depart to my own land, that is, I will depart from this place to my own land. Numbers 10:30.

2. To go from; to leave; to desist, as from a practice. Jehu departed not from the sins of Jeroboam. Jehoshaphat departed not from the way of Asa his father.

3. To leave; to deviate from; to forsake; not to adhere to or follow; as, we cannot depart from our rules.

I have not departed from thy judgments. Psalms 119:115.

4. To desist; to leave; to abandon; as, he would not depart from his purpose, resolution, or demand.

5. To be lost; to perish; to vanish; as, his glory has departed.

6. To die; to decease; to leave this world.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. Luke 2:29.

To depart this life is elliptical, from being understood.

8. To cease.

The prey departeth not. Nahum 3.

9. To deviate; to vary from.

If the plan of the convention be found to depart from republican principles-

10. To vary; to deviate from the title or defense in pleading.

11. To part with.

To depart from God, is to forsake his service and live in sin; to apostatize; to revolt; to desert his government and laws.

God departs from men, when he abandons them to their own sinful inclinations, or ceases to bestow on them his favor. Hosea 9.

DEPART, verb transitive To divide or separate; to part.

DEPART, noun

1. The act of going away; death.

2. Division; separation.