Thesaurus for separate
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- separate, divide, disunite, part, distinguish, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart, split, split up, dissever, carve up, classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, break, break up, fall apart, come apart, discriminate, single out, branch, ramify, fork, furcate, categorise, categorize, change, change integrity, displace, diverge, identify, move, place
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Definition of separate
- (n): a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
- (n): a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
- (v): divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"
- (v): become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
- (v): mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
- (v): arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
- (v): divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
- (v): force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
- (v): come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
- (v): go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
- (v): make a division or separation
- (v): discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"
- (v): separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
- (v): treat differently on the basis of sex or race
- (v): act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"
- (s): standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"
- (s): individual and distinct; "pegged down each separate branch to the earth"; "a gift for every single child"
- (s): have the connection undone; having become separate
- (s): separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"
- (a): independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
- (s): characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing; "an individual serving"; "separate rooms"; "single occupancy"; "a single bed"
- (s): not living together as man and wife; "decided to live apart"; "maintaining separate households"; "they are separated"