- to keep away or apart from others; bar or shut off from the view of or relations with others; isolate
- to make private or hidden; screen
Origin of secludeMiddle English secluden ; from Classical Latin secludere ; from se-, apart (see secede) + claudere, to close
transitive verbse·clud·ed, se·clud·ing, se·cludes
To set or keep apart, as from social contact with others. See Synonyms at isolate.
Origin of secludeMiddle English secluden, to shut off, from Latin s&emacron;cl&umacron;dere : s&emacron;-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + claudere, to shut.
(third-person singular simple present secludes, present participle secluding, simple past and past participle secluded)