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segregate

seg·re·gate

segregate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: se gr geIt
inflections: segregated, segregates, segregating
definition 1: to separate or place apart from others or from the majority of a group, people, or the like; isolate.
Mentally handicapped students are generally segregated from the non-handicapped majority.Blacks were segregated from whites under racist laws.
synonyms:
isolate, separate
similar words:
detach, dissociate, disunite, divide, ostracize, seclude, sequester
definition 2: to require or enforce the separation or isolation of (a race, religious sect, class, or the like) from the dominant group in a society or from the society at large.
The colonial government segregated the native tribes.
similar words:
ostracize, quarantine, sequester
definition 3: to enforce or impose racial, religious, or similar separation in.
Many cities continued to segregate their schools despite the new law.
antonyms:
desegregate, integrate
similar words:
separate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: se gr geIt
definition 1: to come to be set apart from the dominant or larger part of a body or group.
similar words:
dissociate, disunite, divide, separate
definition 2: to enforce separation on the basis of race, religion, class, or the like.
antonyms:
desegregate, integrate
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: se gr geIt [or] se gr giht
definition: that which has been segregated.
derivations: segregable (adj.), segregative (adj.), segregator (n.)
Word Parts
The word segregate contains the following parts:
greg Latin root that means flock, gathering
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).