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divorce

di·vorce

divorce

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vors
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the legal termination of a marriage contract, or the formal separation of spouses in societies without written laws.
The couple could not resolve their differences and decided to file for divorce.
synonyms:
dissolution
similar words:
annulment, disunion, parting, separation, split-up, termination
definition 2: a complete and thorough separation.
In this case, there is a divorce of law from reason.
synonyms:
dissolution, severance, split
similar words:
disunion, separation
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: divorced, divorces, divorcing
definition 1: to legally end a marriage with or between.
She divorced her husband.A judge in Nevada divorced the couple.
antonyms:
unite, wed
similar words:
annul, dissolve, separate, terminate, void
definition 2: to separate or keep separate.
You sometimes have to divorce your feelings from your judgment.He could not go back to his home because he could not divorce that place from the terrible events that had happened there.
synonyms:
dissociate, disunite, separate
similar words:
part, sever, split
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to legally end a marriage.
They were not terribly happy in their marriage, but they never divorced.
antonyms:
wed
similar words:
dissociate, disunite, separate, sever, terminate
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derivations: divorceable (adj.), divorcer (n.)
Word History
Divorce is from a Latin word that means "to separate", "leave one's husband," or "turn aside."
Word Builder: divorce +
  • divorced:
    no longer married because of divorce.
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