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absent (verb), absents; absented; absenting
To stay away from something: Debra and Amanda were absenting themselves from the meeting because of the weather.

Why did you absent yourself from the meeting yesterday?

With permission, Antonio, Danny, and Luis have absented themselves from attending the lecture at the university the next day.

The members of the club were absenting themselves from the golf course because of the rain.

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