seclude


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

se·clude

 (sĭ-klo͞od′)
tr.v. se·clud·ed, se·clud·ing, se·cludes
To set or keep apart, as from social contact with others. See Synonyms at isolate.

[Middle English secluden, to shut off, from Latin sēclūdere : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + claudere, to shut.]

seclude

(sɪˈkluːd)
vb (tr)
1. to remove from contact with others
2. to shut off or screen from view
[C15: from Latin sēclūdere to shut off, from sē- + claudere to shut, imprison]

se•clude

(sɪˈklud)

v.t. -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
1. to remove from social contact and activity; isolate.
2. to shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin sēclūdere=sē- se- + -clūdere, comb. form of claudere to close]

seclude


Past participle: secluded
Gerund: secluding

Imperative
seclude
seclude
Present
I seclude
you seclude
he/she/it secludes
we seclude
you seclude
they seclude
Preterite
I secluded
you secluded
he/she/it secluded
we secluded
you secluded
they secluded
Present Continuous
I am secluding
you are secluding
he/she/it is secluding
we are secluding
you are secluding
they are secluding
Present Perfect
I have secluded
you have secluded
he/she/it has secluded
we have secluded
you have secluded
they have secluded
Past Continuous
I was secluding
you were secluding
he/she/it was secluding
we were secluding
you were secluding
they were secluding
Past Perfect
I had secluded
you had secluded
he/she/it had secluded
we had secluded
you had secluded
they had secluded
Future
I will seclude
you will seclude
he/she/it will seclude
we will seclude
you will seclude
they will seclude
Future Perfect
I will have secluded
you will have secluded
he/she/it will have secluded
we will have secluded
you will have secluded
they will have secluded
Future Continuous
I will be secluding
you will be secluding
he/she/it will be secluding
we will be secluding
you will be secluding
they will be secluding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been secluding
you have been secluding
he/she/it has been secluding
we have been secluding
you have been secluding
they have been secluding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been secluding
you will have been secluding
he/she/it will have been secluding
we will have been secluding
you will have been secluding
they will have been secluding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been secluding
you had been secluding
he/she/it had been secluding
we had been secluding
you had been secluding
they had been secluding
Conditional
I would seclude
you would seclude
he/she/it would seclude
we would seclude
you would seclude
they would seclude
Past Conditional
I would have secluded
you would have secluded
he/she/it would have secluded
we would have secluded
you would have secluded
they would have secluded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.seclude - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
isolate, insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
adjourn, retire, withdraw - break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"

seclude

verb
1. To set apart from a group:
2. To put into solitude:
Translations

seclude

vtabsondern
References in classic literature ?
Elinor, who foresaw a fairer opening for the point she had in view, in such a party as this was likely to be, more at liberty among themselves under the tranquil and well-bred direction of Lady Middleton than when her husband united them together in one noisy purpose, immediately accepted the invitation; Margaret, with her mother's permission, was equally compliant, and Marianne, though always unwilling to join any of their parties, was persuaded by her mother, who could not bear to have her seclude herself from any chance of amusement, to go likewise.
He had been obliged to seclude himself more than ever, to evade the enormous number of applications presented to him for the purpose of obtaining tickets of admission to the court on the day of trial.
In all this the leading object we had in view was to seclude ourselves from sight until the departure of the vessel; then to take our chance as to the reception the Nukuheva natives might give us; and after remaining upon the island as long as we found our stay agreeable, to leave it the first favourable opportunity that offered.