- Sunder , now largely a literary term, implies a violent splitting, tearing, or wrenching apart
- Part is now usually applied to the separation of persons or things that have been closely connected or associated refused to part with his teddy bear sever implies a forcible and complete separation, as by cutting off a part from a whole to sever a branch from a tree, severed all relations with her brother
- Divide implies a separation into parts, pieces, groups, etc. by or as by cutting, splitting, branching, etc., often for purposes of apportionment to divide the profits into equal shares
- Separate implies the putting apart of things previously united, joined, or assembled to separate machine parts, a family, etc.