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separate

sep·a·rate

separate

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, adjective
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: se p reIt
inflections: separated, separates, separating
definition 1: to set apart or keep apart.
The teacher separated the two children who were talking during the lesson.
synonyms:
isolate, part
antonyms:
mix, unify, unite
similar words:
divide, divorce, exclude, fence off, quarantine, space, wall off
definition 2: to divide into parts or break the connection between.
Separate the eggs and save the egg whites for later.
synonyms:
disconnect
antonyms:
combine, connect, fuse, join, link
similar words:
break, cut, detach, divide, split
definition 3: to sort; divide.
Let's separate into groups of three.
synonyms:
divide, sort, split
antonyms:
combine
similar words:
break down, halve, part, partition, quarter, section, sift, subdivide
definition 4: to become disconnected.
The marching band separated into two lines.
synonyms:
part
antonyms:
connect, join, meet
similar words:
part company
definition 5: to become divided.
Oil and water will separate after mixing.
synonyms:
split
antonyms:
merge
similar words:
bisect, branch, fork, part company
definition 6: to no longer live together as a married couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Long separated, even though they still cared for each other.
synonyms:
split up
similar words:
bust up, divorce
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: se p riht [or] se priht
definition 1: not connected or not attached.
I keep my shirts and pants in separate drawers.
antonyms:
attached, connected
similar words:
divorced, split
definition 2: standing alone; independent.
The house has a separate garage.
synonyms:
independent
similar words:
alone, individual, only, secluded, single, sole, solitary
definition 3: individual.
Copy each separate number in the list.
synonyms:
individual
similar words:
distinct, single, singular, solitary, unique
derivations: separately (adv.), separateness (n.)
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  • separated:
    living apart from each other, as before a divorce.
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The word separate contains the following part:
se- Latin prefix that means away, aside, apart