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Another word for separate

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Verb
  1. To become or cause to become apart one from another

      1. To divide (something) from end to end, into layers, or along the grain:
      2. To cause to be split unintentionally:
      3. To cause to undergo nuclear fission or division into elements:
      1. A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
      2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
      3. A division of a book or artistic work such as a film:
      1. The legal dissolution of a marriage.
      2. A court order or other document establishing such a dissolution.
      3. A separation between things that were once connected or associated.
      1. To separate into parts, sections, groups, or branches:
      2. To form a border or barrier between:
      3. To sector into units of measurement; graduate:
      1. To separate or become separate.
      1. To put out of joint; dislocate.
      2. To take apart at the joints.
      3. To destroy the coherence or connections of.
      1. To undo the joining of; separate.
      2. To become separated.
      1. To separate or unfasten; disconnect:
      2. To remove from association or union with something:
      3. To send (troops or ships, for example) on a special mission.
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
  2. To make a division into parts, sections, or branches

      1. Any of the parts into which something can be divided:
      2. The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
      3. The area bounded by a chord and the arc of a curve subtended by the chord.
      1. One of several components; a piece.
      2. A subdivision of a written work.
      3. A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement:
      1. The act or process of dividing something into parts.
      2. The state of being so divided.
      3. Something that divides or separates, as a wall dividing one room or cubicle from another.
      1. A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
      2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
      3. A division of a book or artistic work such as a film:
      1. To separate into parts, sections, groups, or branches:
      2. To form a border or barrier between:
      3. To sector into units of measurement; graduate:
      1. To separate; sever.
      2. To divide into parts; break up.
      3. To become separated or disunited.
      1. (intransitive) To break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.
      2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To end a relationship.
      3. (intransitive, idiomatic) To dissolve; to part.
  3. To set apart (one kind or type) from others

      1. To separate the chaff from (grain) by means of a current of air.
      2. To blow (chaff) off or away.
      3. To examine closely in order to separate the good from the bad; sift:
      1. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind.
      2. Character or nature:
      3. One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another:
      1. To put (flour, for example) through a sieve in order to separate the fine from the coarse particles.
      2. To distinguish as if separating with a sieve:
      3. To apply by scattering through a sieve:
    See also:

    include

  4. To distribute into groups according to kinds

      1. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind.
      2. Character or nature:
      3. One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another:
      1. A small compartment or recess, as in a desk, for holding papers; a cubbyhole.
      2. A specific, often oversimplified category.
      3. The small hole or holes in a pigeon loft for nesting.
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. To arrange or organize according to class or category.
      2. To designate (a document, for example) as confidential, secret, or top secret.
      1. A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category.
      2. A grade of mail:
      3. A quality of accommodation on public transport:
      1. To put into a category or categories; classify.
      1. To separate into groups according to kind; classify.
      2. To supply with (an appropriate variety or assortment, as of goods).
      3. To agree in kind; fall into the same class.
    See also:

    collect

  5. To recognize as being different

      1. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
      2. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
      3. To notify (someone) of something; inform:
      1. To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
      2. To regard as true beyond doubt:
      3. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
      1. To perceive as being different or distinct:
      2. To perceive distinctly; discern:
      3. To demonstrate or describe as being different or distinct:
      1. To make a clear distinction; 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 perceive or notice the distinguishing features of; recognize as distinct:
      1. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      2. To recognize or understand as being distinct or different:
      1. To constitute the distinction between:
      2. To perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate.
      3. To make different by alteration or modification.
    See also:

    same

  6. To set apart from a group

    See also:

    include

  7. To release from military duty

    See also:

    keep

    free

Adjective
  1. Being or related to a distinct entity

      1. Being only one; individual; lone:
      2. Being the only one of a kind; unique:
      3. Being beyond what is ordinary, especially in being exceptionally good; remarkable:
      1. Not accompanied by another or others; solitary.
      2. Consisting of one part, aspect, or section:
      3. Having the same application for all; uniform:
      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, relating to, or providing details; precise:
      1. Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human:
      2. By or for one person:
      3. Existing as a distinct entity; separate:
      1. Constituting a separate thing:
      2. Consisting of unconnected distinct parts:
      3. Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.
    See also:

    include

  2. Alone in a given category

      1. Being the only one of its kind:
      2. Characteristic only of a particular category or entity:
      3. Remarkable; extraordinary:
      1. Existing, living, or going without others; alone:
      2. Happening, done, or made alone:
      3. Remote from civilization; secluded:
      1. The underside of the foot.
      2. The underside of a shoe or boot, often excluding the heel.
      3. The bottom surface of a plow.
      1. Being only one; individual; lone:
      2. Being the only one of a kind; unique:
      3. Being beyond what is ordinary, especially in being exceptionally good; remarkable:
      1. Not accompanied by another or others; solitary.
      2. Consisting of one part, aspect, or section:
      3. Having the same application for all; uniform:
      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, relating to, or providing details; precise:
      1. Alone in kind or class; sole:
      2. Having no siblings:
      3. Most suitable of all; superior or excellent:
      1. Being a single entity, unit, object, or living being:
      2. Characterized by unity; undivided:
      3. Of the same kind or quality:
      1. Without accompaniment; solitary:
      2. Being the only one; sole:
      3. Situated by itself:
  3. Distinguished from others by nature or qualities

      1. Of diverse kinds:
      2. Unlike; different:
      3. Being more than one; several:
      1. Being of a number more than two or three but not many:
      2. Respectively different; various:
      3. Regarded as separate, especially with regard to tort liability or legal obligation, such that each individual involved is fully responsible for the liability or obligation.
      1. Readily distinguishable from all others; discrete:
      2. Easily perceived by the senses:
      3. Clearly defined; unquestionable:
      1. Constituting a separate thing:
      2. Consisting of unconnected distinct parts:
      3. Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.
    See also:

    same

Another word for separate

Verb
  1. To cause to part

      1. To break into two or more pieces or parts; sever:
      2. To force or keep apart:
      3. To form a barrier or border between:
      1. To cut off (a part) from a whole:
      2. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
      3. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
      1. To divide and dispense in portions.
      2. To supply (goods) to retailers.
      3. To deliver or pass out:
      1. To reverse or erase; annul:
      2. To untie, disassemble, or loosen:
      3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
      1. To separate into parts, sections, groups, or branches:
      2. To form a border or barrier between:
      3. To sector into units of measurement; graduate:
      1. A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
      2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
      3. A division of a book or artistic work such as a film:
    See also:

    divide

  2. To keep apart

  3. To part company

    See also:

    leave

  4. To classify

      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. To divide and dispense in portions.
      2. To supply (goods) to retailers.
      3. To deliver or pass out:
      1. To select for a duty or office; appoint:
      2. To set apart for a particular purpose or place in a particular category; designate:
      3. To give out as a task; allot:

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.