What does the word seclude mean?

Usage examples for seclude

  1. More than that, if you say that it is your will that I seclude myself from these attentions, give up dancing, give up rides, drives, walks, and even receiving visits, here, so be it. – The Deserter by Charles King
  2. It was a custom among the Sheep Eaters that the prospective bride must seclude herself and prepare for the coming ceremonies. – The Sheep Eaters by William Alonzo Allen