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    separate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word separate

    Definition
    (noun) a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    Synonyms : offprint , reprint
    Definition
    (noun) a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments Definition
    (verb) act as a barrier between; stand between
    Synonyms : divide
    Example Sentence
    • The mountain range divides the two countries
    Definition
    (verb) force, take, or pull apart
    Synonyms : disunite , divide , part
    Example Sentence
    • He separated the fighting children
    • Moses parted the Red Sea
    Definition
    (verb) mark as different
    Example Sentence
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
    Definition
    (verb) separate into parts or portions
    Synonyms : carve up , dissever , divide , split , split up
    Example Sentence
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I
    Definition
    (verb) divide into components or constituents
    Example Sentence
    • Separate the wheat from the chaff
    Definition
    (verb) arrange or order by classes or categories
    Synonyms : assort , class , classify , sort , sort out
    Example Sentence
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
    Definition
    (verb) make a division or separation
    Synonyms : divide
    Definition
    (verb) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    Synonyms : break , break up , part , split , split up
    Example Sentence
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up
    Definition
    (verb) go one's own way; move apart
    Synonyms : part , split
    Example Sentence
    • The friends separated after the party
    Definition
    (verb) become separated into pieces or fragments
    Synonyms : break , come apart , fall apart , split up
    Example Sentence
    • The figurine broke
    • The freshly baked loaf fell apart
    Definition
    (verb) treat differently on the basis of sex or race
    Synonyms : discriminate , single out
    Definition
    (verb) come apart
    Synonyms : divide , part
    Example Sentence
    • The two pieces that we had glued separated
    Definition
    (verb) divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
    Synonyms : branch , fork , furcate , ramify
    Example Sentence
    • The road forks
    Definition
    (adj) independent; not united or joint
    Example Sentence
    • a problem consisting of two separate issues
    • they went their separate ways
    • formed a separate church
    Definition
    (adj) standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    Synonyms : freestanding
    Example Sentence
    • a freestanding bell tower
    • a house with a separate garage
    Definition
    (adj) separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
    Example Sentence
    • separate but equal
    • girls and boys in separate classes
    Definition
    (adj) have the connection undone; having become separate
    Synonyms : disjoined
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for separate

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