depart, v. 1. leave, go away, go off, be off, (usu. imperative) Inf. beat it, Inf run along, Inf. scram, Inf. buzz along, (usu. imperative) Inf. buzz off, Inf make oneself scarce, Inf. shove off, Si. split, Si. cut out, Brit. Si. bugger off, SI. vamoose.
2. go forth, issue forth, set off, set out, Inf. hit the road, start out, sally forth, march out; get going, get under way, entrain, embus, enplane, embark, set sail, ship out, weigh anchor.
3. exit, make an exit, take oneself off, take one's departure or leave; bid farewell, bid adieu, say good-by, bid godspeed, decamp, break camp, pull out.
4. flee, escape, abscond, fly, bolt, run, take to one's heels, cut and run, SI. light out, Inf. hightail it, SI. hotfoot it; skip, run out, Brit. SI. do a moonlight flit.
5. recede, retrocede, ebb, return, go back; fall back, retire, retreat, withdraw.
6. diverge, branch, fork, deviate, digress; swerve, veer; turn aside, move away; differ.
7. pass away, expire, vanish, disappear, SI. go poof; evanesce, fade away, melt away, dissolve; die, decease, give up the ghost, Euph. pass on.
department, n. 1. division, section, compartment, segment; group, head, class; branch, subdivision, bureau, office, agency.
2. region, territory, province, state, (in the Soviet Union) oblast; shire, county, duchy, wapentake, canton; ward, diocese, parish; quarter, zone, precinct, ar-rondissement, commune, district, township; bailiwick, neighborhood, purlieus; circuit, orb, area, scene, beat, terrain, Si. turf.
3. sphere, sphere of activity or influence, realm, circle, domain; control, authority, jurisdiction, responsibility, sway, empery; line, field, walk of life, station, berth; theater, arena, field of action.
departure, n. 1. leaving, going away, starting out, setting out or off; takeoff, embarkation, sailing; exit, leave, parting, separation, farewell, adieu, good-by, congŁ.
2. flight, escape, running off, running away, Si. splitting, taking off; retreat, withdrawal, retirement.
3. divergence, branching off, forking off; deviation, veering, swerving, declination, declension, aberration; variation, change, shift, difference, novelty, innovation; digression.
4. death, demise, decease, dying; All Euph. passing, passing away or on.
depend, v. 1. dangle, pendulate, hang, hang down, droop, draggle, overhand, swing, flap.
2. turn, hinge, be dependent on, be subject to, be contingent upon.
3. depend on trust in, rely on, count on, lean on; swear by, bank on, pin one's faith on, have full confidence in; build upon, support oneself by, earn a living at.
dependable, adj. trustworthy, honest, honorable, aboveboard, as good as one's word, honest as the day is long; reliable, trusty, sure, unfailing, strong, abiding, steady, firm, Inf. all-right, Inf. O.K.; established, reputable, secure, safe, stable; responsible, principled, conscientious; faithful, true, steadfast, true-blue, devoted, Inf. Johnny-on-the-spot,
dependence, n. 1. connection, attachment, contingency, reference, bearing, relevancy, relationship; interconnection, interdependence, mutual dependence.
2. subordination, subservience, deference, submission; subjugation, subjection, servility, servitude, yoke, vassalage.
3. reliance, trust, faith, belief; confidence, assurance, expectation, hope.
4. support, mainstay, stay, truss, buttress, pillar; shore, prop, staff, crutch, anchor.