Separate Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Separate

The act of secluding:
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To select one from a group and treat differently
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(Archaic) To divide into shares or portions.
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To divide into or cause to extend in branches or subordinate branchlike parts.
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To go away from; leave:
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In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
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To divide into parts
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Undo is defined as to release, reverse or put an end to.
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To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
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Feeling a lack of empathy or association with something.
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Divergence is defined as separating, changing into something different, or having a difference of opinion.
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The definition of a schism is a split of a group into different sections as a result of a difference in beliefs.
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The process by which a sequestrum forms
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To organize into departments; subdivide
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To identify.
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The definition of cloven is something that is split, separated or cut into two or more pieces.
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(--- Microbiology) To separate (a pure strain of a microorganism or virus) from a mixed culture.
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To set off or apart; separate; segregate; often, to segregate or isolate (the jury) during a trial
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To enclose by ropes; to cordon off
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To place in a category; classify
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Separated; not together
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(Botany) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster.
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Of or pertaining to dialysis.
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(Dated) Not (socially) engaged; available, free.
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Of a syllogism that contains a disjunction as one premise.
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Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").
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Having a quality that divides or separates
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The sum of the characteristics or qualities that set one person or thing apart from others; individual character
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(Mineralogy) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae.
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(Genetics) The separation of allelic genes into different gametes during meiosis so that a particular gamete receives only one member of a pair of characters
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The property of being separate.
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A formal legal severing of the relations between spouses that does not dissolve the marriage as in divorce.
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To create artistic abstractions of (something else, such as a concrete object or another style):
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In a different way or manner; otherwise:
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To go or extend in different directions from a common point; branch out:
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(Informal) To take place or happen; proceed:
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To separate or unfasten; disconnect:
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(Intransitive) To become separated.
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To take apart or come apart at the joints.
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To destroy or take away the unity of; divide or separate
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Divorce is defined as to legally dissolve a marriage.
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(Chem., Physics) To break (a molecule) into atoms or into smaller molecules
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Alternative spelling of break up.
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To divide a region or country into two or more territories with separate political status
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To section is defined as to divide something up into parts.
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To divide or become divided into segments.
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To examine and sort carefully:
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(Intransitive) To join or associate with others, especially with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
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(Agriculture) To subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff.
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To sort or classify
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A taxonomic category of organisms ranking above an order and below a phylum or division. In modern taxonomic schemes, the names of classes end in –phyceae for the various groups of algae, –mycetes for fungi, and –opsida for plants (as in Liliopsida, the class of plants also termed monocotyledons). The names of classes belonging to phyla of the animal kingdom, however, are formed in various ways, as Osteichthyes the bony fishes, Aves, the birds, and Mammalia, the mammals, all of which are classes belonging to the subphylum Vertebrata (the vertebrates) in the phylum Chordata.
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To categorize; especially to limit or be limited to a particular category, role, etc.
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To perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate.
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To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
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(Intransitive, construed with against) To make decisions based on prejudice.
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The definition of distinguish is to recognize differences, or to be identified as a characteristic of something, or to earn a position of status or high esteem.
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To be certain or sure about.
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To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
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To seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.
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To end abruptly.
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To keep away or apart from others; bar or shut off from the view of or relations with others; isolate
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To separate, used especially of social policies that directly or indirectly keep races or ethnic groups apart.
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To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
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To discharge (a person) from the armed forces
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To lose or give off a stored electrical charge
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Designating or of an electronic circuit having separate transistors, resistors, etc.
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Special; particular:
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Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
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Designed for the use of only one.
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(Logic) Of an individual thing considered by itself
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(Archaic) single; unmarried, or in widowhood
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Occurring or existing as something indefinite, as in time or position:
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Alone in kind or class; sole:
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(Archaic) Alone; solitary
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Without others; single; only
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Characteristic only of a particular category or entity:
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The definition of several is more than two but a small number, or separate people or things.
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Being more than one; several:
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To break or separate or to break apart, especially with force.
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The definition of isolated is a person who is alone and who has minimal contact with others, or a place that is remote and far away from other people.
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(Religion) Of or pertaining to a schism
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Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
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Conforming to a system that segregates racial groups
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Detached; not connected or joined; two or more things stand apart.
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Being or related to a distinct entity
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(Uncountable, military) The separation of a military unit from the main body for particular purpose or a special mission.
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The act of disarticulating.
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(Biology) During meiosis, the separation of chromosomes (homologous in meiosis I, and sister chromatids in meiosis II).
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Dissolution is defined as ending or breaking apart.
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Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation:
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The property or degree of being distinct.
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A divergence of opinion.
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Complete separation.
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The act of separating by force, especially by dilation or pulling apart.
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The state of being alien; foreign, non-native.
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To cause to be transferred; turn away:
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Without outside help.
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The definition of bifurcate is to split up or to divide into two different parts or branches.
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(Chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
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To put or separate into detached compartments, divisions, or categories
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To lay off in order to reduce the size of, get rid of.
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To behead
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To break up or separate into basic components or parts
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To extract the gluten, as from wheat flour.
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Demarcate is defined as to separate or set clear boundaries.
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come apart
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To separate from one's roots or ties, esp. ethnic or national ones
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Simple past tense and past participle of detach
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To remove from association.
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To remove the connection between an appliance and an electrical power source.
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To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles.
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To undo the integrity of, break into parts.
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To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt
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(Intransitive) To move or go from a dwelling or former position.
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To remove the limbs of.
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come apart
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To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.
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(Intransitive) To scatter in different directions
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Dissect is defined as to cut apart piece by piece, or to closely examine.
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To drive away, disperse.
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To part company; stop associating
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To dissolve is defined as to become broken up or absorbed by something or to disappear into something else.
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To purify, refine, or concentrate as if by distillation
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come apart
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To diverge at a wide angle; spread apart.
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In different directions; diversely.
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To leave out or omit from consideration; reject:
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To remove, as from usual surroundings or associates; keep apart or away
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(Medicine) To eliminate from diagnostic consideration.
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To set free; release or disentangle (from a net, difficulty, etc.)
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To divide into separate parts or sections:
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(Intransitive) To break apart.
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To restrict to a ghetto
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(Carpentry) To join (two pieces of wood) by cutting away an end of each to half its thickness and fitting the cut ends together
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To set apart; detach from the rest; isolate
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To isolate in quarantine.
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To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.
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To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
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(Ergative) To (cause to) separate and go in different directions; to disperse.
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(Intransitive) To split from or to withdraw from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation.
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To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.
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To eject into outer space, usually without a space suit.
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To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
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To divide into a number of parts, especially to divide (land) into lots.
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To use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw.
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come apart
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come apart
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To become unfastened
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To decouple an item; to remove a link; to delink.
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To undo (something woven or tangled); untangle or separate the threads of
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To turn away (one's gaze, for example).
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Standing or operating independently of anything else:
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have the connection undone; having become separate
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A separate reprint of an article, etc. that first appeared in a magazine or other larger publication
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A facsimile of a postage stamp printed after the original issue of the stamp has been discontinued.
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Branch means to divide into separate parts or to expand the scope.
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To divide into branches; be bifurcated
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To divide into branches; fork.
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Separate, disassociate, cause to come apart.
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(Idiomatic) To be emotionally in crisis.
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Used other than as an idiom: see come,‎ apart.
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To discern as separate; discriminate.
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mark as different
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To distinguish; to make or treat as several.
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mark as different
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(Idiomatic) To perceive things as different, or to perceive their difference itself; to differentiate, distinguish, discriminate.
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To cut into pieces.
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To separate into categories; classify.
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To come or occur between two periods or points of time:
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To keep apart
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To keep apart
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(Often with of) To depart.
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To travel somewhere, especially on holiday or vacation.
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To terminate a relationship or an association by or as if by leaving one another
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To release from military duty
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Being or related to a distinct entity
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(Bot.) Divided by one or more narrow spaces extending more than halfway to the midrib
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Being or related to a distinct entity
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Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
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A separation; a distinction:
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(Chem.) Any process in which the smaller dissolved molecules in a solution separate from the larger molecules by diffusing through a semipermeable membrane
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(Rare) A ripping apart; a forceful sundering.
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To break into small fragments.
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To separate oneself from a person or situation.
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(UK, slang) To provide (somebody) with a necessity, or a solution to a problem.
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Antonyms for Separate

In the same place; with one another; not apart
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Associated is someone whose rank is inferior.
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Combined; joined; made one
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Mutually dependent:
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disconnected
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Total of parts; united
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Blended together into one unit or mass:
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The act of removing laws and policies that provide for a mandatory separation of the races.
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To come into the company of.
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To join and act together in a common purpose or endeavor.
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To tend toward or approach an intersecting point:
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To combine into a whole.
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To give in marriage:
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To join together for a common purpose.
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To unite with in company; to join; to associate.
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Shared by or common to two or more:
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Linked together coherently or logically
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Words Related to Separate

To divide is defined as to separate into two or more parts.
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To designate (governmental documents, reports, etc.) to be secret or confidential and available only to authorized persons
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To gather into a group; collect
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To contain, as parts of a whole; to comprehend.
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To recover control of:
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(Obsolete or UK dialectal) Together.
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To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist:
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Free means to release or let go.
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To supply with room and board for a charge:
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To let be or do without interference.
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To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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Synonym Study

  • 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.
Find another word for separate. In this page you can discover 237 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for separate, like: divide, seclusion, single-out, part, ramify, depart, group, dissever, undo, sever and compartmentalized.