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di·vide

divide

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vaId
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: divided, divides, dividing
definition 1: to separate into parts or factions.
She divided the chicken into parts and put some of them in the freezer.I divided the paper into thirds.The foreign policy issue divided the population.
synonyms:
disunite, divvy, partition, portion, section, separate, split
antonyms:
conflate, join, solidify, unify, unite
similar words:
allocate, bisect, categorize, classify, fraction, group, halve, part, quarter, space, subdivide, wall
definition 2: to share equally.
We'll divide the pie between us.
synonyms:
apportion, split
similar words:
allot, bisect, distribute, halve, portion, quarter, share, subdivide
definition 3: in mathematics, to determine (a number) by the process of division.
Can you divide six by two?
antonyms:
multiply
similar words:
calculate, cipher, compute, figure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be or become separated into parts or factions.
The political party divided into two factions.
synonyms:
disunite, separate, split
antonyms:
combine, solidify, unite
similar words:
part, rend
definition 2: to separate and diverge, as one road into two roads.
Under the microscope, we can see the cells divide.
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synonyms:
branch, diverge, fork, split
antonyms:
converge
similar words:
bifurcate, bisect, part
definition 3: to determine mathematically how many times one number contains another.
She divides accurately.
antonyms:
multiply
similar words:
calculate, cipher, compute, figure
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a division.
It took years to eliminate the divide that had existed between the family members.
synonyms:
branch, division, partition, portion
similar words:
divergence, fraction, hare, schism, split
definition 2: a ridge of land that separates two drainage areas or watersheds.
Rivers on the west of the continental divide flow into the Pacific Ocean.
synonyms:
ridge
similar words:
continental divide, hogback, scarp, spine
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