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To select one from a group and treat differently
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  1. To select one from a group and treat differently
(Archaic) To distribute; share; apportion
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  1. (Archaic) To distribute; share; apportion
  2. (Archaic) To divide into shares or portions.
  3. Partially; in part:
To separate and group according to kind; classify.
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  1. To separate and group according to kind; classify.
  2. To subject (a number) to the process of division.
  3. To be or become separate; part
To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
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  1. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
  2. To put an end to; bring to ruin, disgrace, or downfall
  3. To reverse the effects of an action. syn.
To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area:
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  1. To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area:
  2. To divide and dispense in portions.
  3. To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
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  1. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
  2. To part or break off, as by cutting or with force; cut in two
  3. To cut off (a part) from a whole:
To form a barrier or border between:
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  1. To form a barrier or border between:
  2. To become broken into parts or disunited.
  3. To break apart; separate; part; split
To cause to be alone or apart, as in being inaccessible or unable to move about:
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  1. To cause to be alone or apart, as in being inaccessible or unable to move about:
  2. To cause to become socially or politically unengaged or ostracized:
  3. To render free of external influence; insulate:
To set apart; detach from the rest; isolate
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  1. To set apart; detach from the rest; isolate
  2. To cause to be in a detached or isolated position.
  3. To separate or cover with a nonconducting material in order to prevent the passage or leakage of electricity, heat, sound, radioactive particles, etc.
To remove or isolate (a chemical, often a gas) from an environment by incorporation, mixing, or insertion under pressure:
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  1. To remove or isolate (a chemical, often a gas) from an environment by incorporation, mixing, or insertion under pressure:
  2. To set off or apart; separate; segregate; often, to segregate or isolate (the jury) during a trial
  3. To take and hold (property) by judicial authority, for safekeeping or as security, until a legal dispute is resolved
To make private or hidden; screen
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  1. To make private or hidden; screen
  2. To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude oneself from the world.
  3. To keep away or apart from others; bar or shut off from the view of or relations with others; isolate
To enclose by ropes; to cordon off
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To cause (people or institutions, for example) to be separated on the basis of race, sex, religion, or another factor.
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  1. To cause (people or institutions, for example) to be separated on the basis of race, sex, religion, or another factor.
  2. To separate from the main mass and collect together in a new body
  3. To set apart from others or from the main mass or group; isolate; specif., to impose a system of segregation on (racial groups, social facilities, etc.)
To involve oneself in a situation so as to alter or hinder an action or development:
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  1. To involve oneself in a situation so as to alter or hinder an action or development:
  2. To come, appear, or lie between two things:
  3. To come between as an influence, as in order to modify, settle, or hinder some action, argument, etc.
(Intransitive, idiomatic, Of a group of people) Cease to be together, break apart from the group.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, Of a group of people) Cease to be together, break apart from the group.
  2. Separate, disassociate, cause to come apart.
(Often with of) To depart.
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  1. (Often with of) To depart.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see take,‎ leave.
To travel somewhere, especially on holiday or vacation.
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To set out; start
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  1. To set out; start
  2. To vary, as from a regular course; deviate:
  3. To go away; leave:
To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
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  1. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
  2. (Law) To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another.
  3. To give out as a task; allot:
To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
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  1. To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
  2. To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area:
  3. (Logic) To use (a term) so as to include all individuals or entities of a given class.
To place or arrange in a group:
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  1. To place or arrange in a group:
  2. 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.
  3. To belong to or form a group:
To overcome or put an end to, especially by force or strong opposition:
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  1. To overcome or put an end to, especially by force or strong opposition:
  2. To part or pierce the surface of:
  3. To scatter or disperse; part:
To send (troops, ships, etc.) on a special mission
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  1. To send (troops, ships, etc.) on a special mission
  2. (Military) To separate for a special object or use.
  3. To remove from association or union with something:
To undo the joining of; separate; detach
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  1. To undo the joining of; separate; detach
  2. (Obs.) To become separated
To render disjoint; to remove a connection, linkage, or intersection.
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  1. To render disjoint; to remove a connection, linkage, or intersection.
  2. To fall into pieces.
  3. To become dislocated.
To destroy or take away the unity of; divide or separate
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  1. To destroy or take away the unity of; divide or separate
  2. To cause disagreement or alienation among or within.
  3. To separate or become separate.
To use (a number) as a divisor:
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  1. To use (a number) as a divisor:
  2. To subject (a number) to the process of division.
  3. To be or become separate; part
To dissolve legally a marriage between; separate by divorce
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  1. To dissolve legally a marriage between; separate by divorce
  2. The termination of a marriage by court order; the state of having terminated a marriage.
  3. To end marriage with (one's spouse) by way of legal divorce.
(Archaic) To divide into shares or portions.
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  1. (Archaic) To divide into shares or portions.
  2. (Naut.) To break or undergo the breaking of (a hawser, chain, etc.)
  3. Partially; in part:
To divide into parts or shares; portion out
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  1. To divide into parts or shares; portion out
  2. (Slang) To leave a place; depart
  3. (Informal) To become divided or part company as a result of discord or disagreement:
To become separated or disunited.
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  1. To become separated or disunited.
  2. To divide into parts; break up.
  3. To separate or part; disunite
To separate and group according to kind; classify.
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  1. To separate and group according to kind; classify.
  2. To subject (a number) to the process of division.
  3. To be or become separate; part
To break or divide into separate parts
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  1. To break or divide into separate parts
  2. (Archaic) To divide into shares or portions.
  3. Partially; in part:
To divide or separate by means of a partition.
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  1. To divide or separate by means of a partition.
  2. A separator of one space from another; a separation by a court of real estate owned jointly into two or more separately owned parcels, so that each of the former joint owners may enjoy having his or her own estate. A separator of one space from another; a separation by a court of real estate owned jointly into two or more separately owned parcels, so that each of the former joint owners may enjoy having his or her own estate. to separate a single parcel into two.
  3. To divide (a country) into separate, autonomous nations.
To separate or divide into parts.
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  1. To separate or divide into parts.
  2. (Informal) To perform a cesarean section on.
  3. To shade or crosshatch (part of a drawing) to indicate sections.
The portion of a line between any two of its points.
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  1. The portion of a line between any two of its points.
  2. The region bounded by an arc of a circle and the chord that connects the endpoints of the arc.
  3. The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
To examine (something) carefully.
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  1. To examine (something) carefully.
  2. To scatter (a pulverized substance) by or as by the use of a sieve
  3. To separate or scatter (things) as if by sieving.
To make a search or examination of a collection of things:
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  1. To make a search or examination of a collection of things:
  2. (Comput.) To arrange data or a group of records in a particular way, as chronologically or alphabetically, for more efficient access
  3. To separate from others:
To examine closely in order to separate the good from the bad; sift:
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  1. To examine closely in order to separate the good from the bad; sift:
  2. To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate:
  3. To sort out or extract (the good or useful parts)
To separate into groups according to kind; classify.
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  1. To separate into groups according to kind; classify.
  2. To agree in kind; fall into the same class.
  3. To sort or arrange according to characteristic or class.
To place in a category; classify
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  1. To place in a category; classify
  2. To put into a category or categories; classify.
  3. To assign a category; to divide into classes.
To put in a class; classify
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  1. To put in a class; classify
  2. 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.
  3. To arrange, group, or rate according to qualities or characteristics; assign to a class; classify.
To designate (a document, for example) as confidential, secret, or top secret.
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  1. To designate (a document, for example) as confidential, secret, or top secret.
  2. To arrange or group in classes according to some system or principle
  3. To arrange or organize according to class or category.
To place or arrange in a group:
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  1. To place or arrange in a group:
  2. (Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
  3. To belong to or form a group:
To put in the pigeonhole of a desk, etc.
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  1. To put in the pigeonhole of a desk, etc.
  2. To assign to a category or categories; classify
  3. To place or file in a small compartment or recess.
To separate from others:
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  1. To separate from others:
  2. (Comput.) To arrange data or a group of records in a particular way, as chronologically or alphabetically, for more efficient access
  3. To place or arrange according to class, kind, or size; classify:
To perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate.
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  1. To perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate.
  2. To make different by alteration or modification.
  3. (Math.) To work out the differential or derivative of (a function)
To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
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  1. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
  2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
  3. To perceive or recognize; make out clearly
To recognize the difference between; distinguish
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  1. To recognize the difference between; distinguish
  2. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
  3. To see the difference (between things); distinguish
To perceive clearly; recognize plainly by any of the senses
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  1. To perceive clearly; recognize plainly by any of the senses
  2. To make famous or eminent; give distinction to
  3. To perceive or indicate differences; discriminate:
To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
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  1. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
  2. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
  3. To regard as true beyond doubt:
To express in words; utter; say
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  1. To express in words; utter; say
  2. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
  3. To let know; inform; acquaint
  1. To remove via cutting.
  2. To stop providing funds to someone.
  3. To end abruptly.
To cause to be in a detached or isolated position.
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  1. To cause to be in a detached or isolated position.
  2. To set apart; detach from the rest; isolate
  3. To separate or cover with a nonconducting material in order to prevent the passage or leakage of electricity, heat, sound, radioactive particles, etc.
(Med.) To place or keep (a patient) apart from others to prevent the spread of infection
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  1. (Med.) To place or keep (a patient) apart from others to prevent the spread of infection
  2. To identify or distinguish as a separate entity or group:
  3. (Microbiol.) To grow a pure culture of (a microbe), usually as individual colonies on a solid medium
To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude.
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  1. To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude.
  2. To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude oneself from the world.
  3. To set or keep apart, as from social contact with others.
To become separated or distinguished:
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  1. To become separated or distinguished:
  2. To cause (people or institutions, for example) to be separated on the basis of race, sex, religion, or another factor.
  3. To set apart from others or from the main mass or group; isolate; specif., to impose a system of segregation on (racial groups, social facilities, etc.)
To isolate or keep apart from all others, as in sequestering certain funds or sequestering a jury. See also sequestration. To isolate or keep apart from all others, as in sequestering certain funds or sequestering a jury. See also sequestration.
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  1. To isolate or keep apart from all others, as in sequestering certain funds or sequestering a jury. See also sequestration. To isolate or keep apart from all others, as in sequestering certain funds or sequestering a jury. See also sequestration.
  2. To set off or apart; separate; segregate; often, to segregate or isolate (the jury) during a trial
  3. To remove or isolate (a chemical, often a gas) from an environment by incorporation, mixing, or insertion under pressure:
To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
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  1. To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
  2. To remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping
(Archaic) To distribute; share; apportion
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  1. (Archaic) To distribute; share; apportion
  2. (Archaic) To divide into shares or portions.
  3. Partially; in part:
To release someone from military duty, especially after a war.
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  1. To release someone from military duty, especially after a war.
  2. To discharge from military service or use.
  3. To discharge (a person) from the armed forces
To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
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  1. To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
  2. To release, as from confinement, care, or duty:
  3. To shoot:
Consisting of unconnected distinct parts:
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  1. Consisting of unconnected distinct parts:
  2. Constituting a separate thing:
  3. Separate and distinct; not attached to others; unrelated
Existing as a distinct entity; separate:
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  1. Existing as a distinct entity; separate:
  2. Existing as a single, separate thing or being; single; separate; particular
  3. Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human:
Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional:
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  1. Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional:
  2. Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
  3. Of or belonging to a single, definite person, part, group, or thing; not general; distinct
Designed to accommodate one person or thing:
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  1. Designed to accommodate one person or thing:
  2. Separate from others; individual and distinct:
  3. Honest; undisguised:
(Logic) Of or relating to the specific as distinguished from the general; individual.
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  1. (Logic) Of or relating to the specific as distinguished from the general; individual.
  2. (Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
  3. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.
(Archaic) single; unmarried, or in widowhood
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  1. (Archaic) single; unmarried, or in widowhood
  2. Standing apart from others of its kind; isolated
  3. Sole; being the only one of a type.
Being uniquely or strikingly the person or thing specified
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  1. Being uniquely or strikingly the person or thing specified
  2. Designating a person or thing as contrasted with or opposed to another or others
  3. Being a single entity, unit, object, or living being:
Alone in a category.
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  1. Alone in a category.
  2. Most suitable of all; superior or excellent:
  3. Alone in kind or class; sole:
Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
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  1. Of, belonging to, or associated with a specific person, group, thing, or category; not general or universal:
  2. Distinctive among others of the same group, category, or nature; noteworthy or exceptional:
  3. Of or belonging to a single, definite person, part, group, or thing; not general; distinct
Without another or others; alone; solitary
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  1. Without another or others; alone; solitary
  2. Separate from others; individual and distinct:
  3. One only; one and no more; individual
(Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
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  1. (Archaic) Existing apart from others; separate; individual
  2. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.
  3. Being the only one of its kind; single; unique
Given or belonging to no other; not shared or divided; exclusive
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  1. Given or belonging to no other; not shared or divided; exclusive
  2. Acting, working, etc. alone without help
  3. Of or having to do with only one (specified) person or group
(Botany) Not associated with others of the same kind.
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  1. (Botany) Not associated with others of the same kind.
  2. Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal.
  3. Single; individual; sole.
Characteristic only of a particular category or entity:
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  1. Characteristic only of a particular category or entity:
  2. Distinctively associated with or characteristic of a particular group, category, condition, location, etc.
  3. One and only; single; sole
Designating or of an electronic circuit having separate transistors, resistors, etc.
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  1. Designating or of an electronic circuit having separate transistors, resistors, etc.
  2. Made up of distinct parts; discontinuous
  3. Separate and distinct; not attached to others; unrelated
Easily perceived by the senses:
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  1. Easily perceived by the senses:
  2. Not alike; different
  3. Readily distinguishable from all others; discrete:
More than one but fewer than many (said of persons, places, or things); separate or distinct, but not requisitely independent (said of liability); various or differing (said of things). See also joint and several liability. More than one but fewer than many (said of persons, places, or things); separate or distinct, but not requisitely independent (said of liability); various or differing (said of things). See also joint and several liability.
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  1. More than one but fewer than many (said of persons, places, or things); separate or distinct, but not requisitely independent (said of liability); various or differing (said of things). See also joint and several liability. More than one but fewer than many (said of persons, places, or things); separate or distinct, but not requisitely independent (said of liability); various or differing (said of things). See also joint and several liability.
  2. Being of a number more than two or three but not many:
  3. Respectively different; various:
Being more than one; several:
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  1. Being more than one; several:
  2. Unlike; different:
  3. Several or many

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 113 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for separate, like: single-out, part, divide, undo, distribute, sever, sunder, isolate, insulate, sequester and seclude.