Synonyms of depart in English:


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1‘James departed soon after lunch’


leave, go, go away, go off, take one's leave, take oneself off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit, break camp, decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire

make off, clear out, make oneself scarce, run off, run away, flee, fly, bolt

set off, set out, start out, get going, get under way, be on one's way

informal make tracks, up sticks, pack one's bags, shove off, push off, clear off, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot, flit

British informal sling one's hook

North American informal vamoose, hightail it, cut out

formal repair, remove

literary betake oneself

rare abstract oneself


arrive, stay

2‘the budget announcement departed from the trend of recent years’


deviate, diverge, digress, drift, stray, slew, veer, swerve, turn away, turn aside, branch off, differ, vary, be different

be at variance with, run counter to, contrast with, contravene, contradict

rare divagate