Depart and Linger


Depart verb - To stop living.
Usage example: a special tribute for those members of the motion picture academy who have departed over the past year

Linger is an antonym for depart in topics: leave, expected.

Nearby Words: departure, department, departing


Linger verb - To move or act slowly.

Depart is an antonym for linger.

Nearby Words: lingering, lingerer

Common collocations

bit depart bit linger bit
Cite this Source
Linger and Depart. (2016). Retrieved 2023, June 09, from
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Linger or Depart. 2016. Accessed June 09, 2023.
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