Meaning of “secede” in the English Dictionary

"secede" in British English

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secedeverb [ I ]

uk /sɪˈsiːd/ us /sɪˈsiːd/ formal

(Definition of “secede” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"secede" in American English

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secedeverb [ I ]

us /sɪˈsid/

US history to decide not to continue to be part of a larger group or organization:

The American Civil War began when the South seceded from the Union.

(Definition of “secede” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)