HyperDic: divorce

English > 3 senses of the word divorce:
NOUNactdivorce, divorcementthe legal dissolution of a marriage
VERBsocialdivorce, disassociate, dissociate, disunite, disjointpart
socialdivorce, split upget a divorce
divorce > pronunciation
Soundsdihvao'rs
Rhymesairforce ... workhorse: 29 rhymes with aors...
English > divorce: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe legal dissolution of a marriage.
Synonymdivorcement
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroaderseparationThe social act of separating or parting company
Spanishdivorcio, separación
Catalandivorci
Verbsdivorceget a divorce
English > divorce: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningPart; cease or break association / association with.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsdisassociate, dissociate, disunite, disjoint
Broaderseparate, part, split up, split, break, break updiscontinue an association / association / association or relation
Spanishdesmarcar, divorciarse, divorciar, separarse
Catalandesmarcar, divorciar-se, divorciar, separar-se
English > divorce: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningGet a divorce; formally terminate a marriage.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue divorce; Sam cannot divorce Sue
Example"The couple divorced after only 6 months"
Synonymsplit up
Entailsmarry, get married, wed, conjoin, hook up with, get hitched with, espouseTake in marriage
Broaderseparate, part, split up, split, break, break updiscontinue an association / association / association or relation
Spanishdivorciarse, divorciar
Catalandivorciar-se, divorciar
Nounsdivorce, divorcementthe legal dissolution of a marriage
divorceea divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband

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