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Definition of secede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] secede (from something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they secede
he / she / it secedes
past simple seceded
-ing form seceding
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(of a state, country, etc.) to officially leave an organization of states, countries, etc. and become independent The Republic of Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903.
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