transitive verb-·clud′ed, -·clud′ing
- 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 sēclūdere sē- 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)