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From Middle French departir, from Old French departir, from Late Latin departīre, present active infinitive of departiō, from Latin de + partiō. Or from dé- +‎ partir.




  1. (reflexive, se départir de) to divest, dispose of
  2. (transitive, obsolete) to distribute
  3. (Louisiana, reflexive) to depart, to leave


This is one of a fairly large group of irregular -ir verbs that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include sortir and dormir. The most significant difference between these verbs' conjugation and that of the regular -ir verbs is that these verbs' conjugation does not use the infix -iss-. Further, this conjugation has the forms (je, tu) dépars and (il) départ in the present indicative and imperative, whereas a regular -ir verb would have *départis and *départit (as in the past historic).

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