Definition of absent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

absent

 verb
verb
NAmE//æbˈsɛnt//
 
absent yourself (from something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they absent
 
he / she / it absents
 
past simple absented
 
-ing form absenting
 
 
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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.
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