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divide

di·vide

divide

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vaId
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: divided, divides, dividing
definition 1: to separate into parts.
Divide this piece of paper into thirds.The argument divided the class.
synonyms:
partition, portion, section, separate, split
antonyms:
join, unify, unite
similar words:
bisect, classify, group, halve, part, quarter, subdivide, wall
definition 2: to share in equal parts.
Let's divide the pie among all of us.
synonyms:
split
similar words:
allot, bisect, distribute, halve, portion, quarter, share, subdivide
definition 3: to separate a number into equal sets of another number by using division.
Can you divide six by two?
antonyms:
multiply
similar words:
calculate, compute, figure
definition 4: to become separated into two or more parts.
The road divided into two narrower roads.
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synonyms:
branch, fork, split
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a ridge of land that separates two areas.
Rivers on the west of the continental divide flow into the Pacific Ocean.
synonyms:
ridge
similar words:
spine
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Word Parts
The word divide contains the following part:
divid, divis Latin root that means divide