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Definition of absent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

absent

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they absent
BrE BrE//æbˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈsent//
 
he / she / it absents
BrE BrE//æbˈsents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈsents//
 
past simple absented
BrE BrE//æbˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈsentɪd//
 
past participle absented
BrE BrE//æbˈsentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈsentɪd//
 
-ing form absenting
BrE BrE//æbˈsentɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈsentɪŋ//
 
 
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BrE BrE//æbˈsent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æbˈsent//
 
absent yourself (from something) (formal) to not go to or be in a place where you are expected to be He had absented himself from the office for the day.
Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin absens, absent- ‘being absent’, present participle of abesse, from ab- ‘from, away’ + esse ‘to be’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: absent