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secedeverb [I]

uk   us   /sɪˈsiːd/ formal
to ​becomeindependent of a ​country or ​area of ​government: There is ​likely to be ​civilwar if the ​regiontries to secede from the ​south.
secession
noun [U] uk   us   /sesˈeʃ.ən/
secessionist
noun [C], adjective uk   us   /sesˈeʃ.ən.ɪst/
(Definition of secede from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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secedeverb [I]

 us   /sɪˈsid/
US history to ​decide not to ​continue to be ​part of a ​largergroup 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)
Translations of “secede”
in Chinese (Simplified) 退出,脱离(国家或政府)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 退出,脫離(國家或政府)…
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