1. [syn: seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Seclude \Se*clude\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secluded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Secluding.] [L. secludere, seclusum; pref. se- aside +
claudere to shut. See Close, v. t.]
1. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place
in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with
Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven
Seclude their bosom slaves. --Thomson.
2. To shut or keep out; to exclude. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
[1913 Webster] -- Se*clud"ed*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study
to write a book" [syn: seclude, sequester,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "seclude":
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