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

 

seclude

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sɪˈkluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkluːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they seclude
BrE BrE//sɪˈkluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkluːd//
 
he / she / it secludes
BrE BrE//sɪˈkluːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkluːdz//
 
past simple secluded
BrE BrE//sɪˈkluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkluːdɪd//
 
past participle secluded
BrE BrE//sɪˈkluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkluːdɪd//
 
-ing form secluding
BrE BrE//sɪˈkluːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkluːdɪŋ//
 
 
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seclude yourself/somebody (from somebody/something) (formal) to keep yourself/somebody away from contact with other people The monks secluded themselves from the rest of society. She spent the morning secluded in her office. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘obstruct access to’): from Latin secludere, from se- ‘apart’ + claudere ‘to shut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seclude