AskDefine | Define seclude

Dictionary Definition

seclude v : keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book" [syn: sequester, sequestrate, withdraw]

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  1. To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude oneself from the world.
  2. To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude.

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bolt, cloister, closet, confine, cop out, cordon, cordon off, cull out, divide, enclose, forsake the world, ghettoize, gin, go into retirement, immure, insulate, isolate, keep apart, keep aside, lay aside, live alone, live apart, live in retirement, pick out, put aside, quarantine, remain incommunicado, retire, riddle, rope off, rusticate, screen, seal off, segregate, separate, sequester, set apart, set aside, shut off, sieve, sift, sort out, stay at home, take the veil, thrash, thresh, winnow, withdraw
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