Abscond

Pronunciation: [ ab-skond ]


Definition: verb

to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution

Origin: Mid 16th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin abscondere ‘hide’, from ab- ‘away, from’ + condere ‘stow’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • bolt

  • break

  • escape

  • disappear

  • flee

  • leave

  • vanish

Antonyms:

  • appear

  • arrive

  • come

  • continue

  • remain

  • stay

Example:

The thief absconded with the woman's purse.

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