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

 

secede

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sɪˈsiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈsiːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they secede
BrE BrE//sɪˈsiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈsiːd//
 
he / she / it secedes
BrE BrE//sɪˈsiːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈsiːdz//
 
past simple seceded
BrE BrE//sɪˈsiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈsiːdɪd//
 
past participle seceded
BrE BrE//sɪˈsiːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈsiːdɪd//
 
-ing form seceding
BrE BrE//sɪˈsiːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈsiːdɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] secede (from something) (formal) (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. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin secedere, from se- ‘apart’ + cedere ‘go’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: secede