HyperDic: separate

English > 19 senses of the word separate:
VERBstativeseparate, divideact as a barrier between
contactseparate, disunite, divide, partforce, take, or pull apart
cognitionseparate, distinguish, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
socialseparate, divide, split, split up, dissever, carve upseparate into parts or portions
contactseparatedivide into components or constituents
cognitionseparate, classify, class, sort, assort, sort outarrange or order by classes or categories / categories
motionseparate, dividemake a division or separation
socialseparate, part, split up, split, break, break updiscontinue an association / association / association or relation
motionseparate, part, splitgo one's own way / way
changeseparate, break, split up, fall apart, come apartbecome separated / separated into pieces or fragments
socialseparate, discriminate, single outtreat differently on the basis of sex / sex or race
contactseparate, divide, partcome apart
changeseparate, branch, ramify, fork, furcatedivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
ADJECTIVEallseparateindependent
allseparate, freestandingstanding apart
allseparateseparated according to race, sex, class, or religion
allseparate, disjoinedhave the connection undone
NOUNcommunicationseparate, offprint, reprinta separately printed article that originally / originally appeared in a larger / larger / larger / larger publication
artifactseparatea garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
separate > pronunciation
Soundsseh'perey.t; seh'periht; seh'praht
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
abbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > separate: 19 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIndependent; not united or joint.
Examples
  • "a problem consisting of two separate issues"
  • "they went their separate ways"
  • "formed a separate church"
Attribute ofseparationThe state of lacking unity
NarrowerapartHaving characteristics / characteristics not shared by others
asunderWidely separated especially in space
detached, isolated, separated, set-apartBeing or feeling set or kept apart from others
discrete, distinctconstituting / constituting a separate entity or part
disjointHaving no elements in common
disjunct, isolatedmarked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
isolablecapable of being isolated / isolated / isolated or disjoined
unaccompanied(of a state or an event) taking place without something specified occurring at the same time
See alsodividedseparated into parts or pieces
independentFree from external control and constraint / constraint
individual, singleBeing or characteristic of a single thing or person
othernot the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
segregated, unintegratedseparated or isolated / isolated from others or a main group
unsharednot shared / shared
OppositejointUnited or combined
Spanishseparado
Nounsseparatenessthe state of being several and distinct
Adverbsseparatelyapart from others
English > separate: 19 senses > adjective 2
MeaningStanding apart; not attached to or supported by anything.
Example "a house with a separate garage"
Synonymfreestanding
BroaderdetachedUsed of buildings
Spanishindependiente, separado, suelto
Catalanindependent, separat, solt
English > separate: 19 senses > adjective 3
Meaningseparated according to race, sex, class, or religion.
Examples
  • "separate but equal"
  • "girls and boys in separate classes"
Broadersegregated, unintegratedseparated or isolated / isolated from others or a main group
Spanishseparado
Nounsseparatenessthe quality of being not alike
separatenessthe state of being several and distinct
English > separate: 19 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHave the connection undone; having become separate.
Synonymdisjoined
Broaderunconnectednot joined or linked together
Spanishdesconectado, desligado, separado
English > separate: 19 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA separately printed article that originally / originally appeared in a larger / larger / larger / larger publication.
Synonymsoffprint, reprint
Broaderarticlenonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
Spanishseparata
Catalanreimpressió, separata
English > separate: 19 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments.
BroadergarmentAn article of clothing
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningact as a barrier between; stand between.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymdivide
Spanishdividir, separar
Catalandividir, separar
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningForce, take, or pull apart.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example"He separated the fighting children"
Synonymsdisunite, divide, part
Cause toseparate, divide, partcome apart
Entailed byunravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpickBecome or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
Narrowerbreakseparate from a clinch, in boxing
compartmentalize, compartmentalise, cut upseparate into isolated compartments or categories / categories
cutseparate with or as if with an instrument
disconnectmake disconnected, disjoin or unfasten
disjoin, disjointmake disjoint, separated, or disconnected
disjoint, disarticulateseparate at the joints
ginseparate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
jointseparate (meat) at the joint
polarize, polariseCause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolateset apart from others
sever, break upset or keep apart
tear, rupture, snap, bustseparate or cause to separate abruptly
tearTo separate or be separated by force
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishdividir, separar
Catalandividir, separar
Nounsseparationthe act of dividing or disconnecting
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningmark as different.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsdistinguish, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart
EntailscompareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
Narrowercontradistinguishdistinguish by contrasting qualities
contrastput in opposition to show / show or emphasize differences
decouple, dissociateregard as unconnected
demarcateseparate clearly, as if by boundaries
discriminate, know apartrecognize or perceive the difference
discriminate, separate, single outtreat differently on the basis of sex / sex or race
have the distinctionBe distinguished from others of a similar type by virtue of a notable characteristic
individualize, individualisemake or mark or treat as individual
knowBe able to distinguish, recognize as being different
labeldistinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
labeldistinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
severalize, severalisedistinguish or separate
sextell the sex (of young chickens)
stratifydivide society into social classes or castes
Broaderidentify, placerecognize as being
Spanishdeslindar, diferenciar, discernir, distinguir
Catalandiferenciar, discernir, discriminar, distingir
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningseparate into parts or portions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdivide, split, split up, dissever, carve up
NarrowerBalkanize, Balkanisedivide a territory into small, hostile states
cantondivide into cantons, of a country
format, initialize, initialisedivide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
lotdivide into lots, as of land, for example
paragraphdivide into paragraphs, as of text
parceldivide into parts
sectionalize, sectionalisedivide into sections, especially into geographic sections
sliver, splinterdivide into slivers or splinters
subdividedivide into smaller and smaller pieces
triangulatedivide into triangles / triangles or give a triangular form to
unitize, unitisedivide (bulk material) and process as units
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Oppositeunite, unifyact in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
Spanishdesdoblar, desunir, dividir, escindir, fragmentar, partir, repartir, separar
Catalandesdoblar, dividir, partir, repartir, separar
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningdivide into components or constituents.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Separate the wheat from the chaff"
Narroweravulseseparate by avulsion
decompose, break up, break downseparate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
dialyse, dialyzeseparate by dialysis
disperseSeparate (light) into spectral rays
extractseparate (a metal) from an ore
filter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter outRemove by passing through a filter
fractionateObtain by a fractional process
fractionateseparate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents
macerateseparate into constituents by soaking
peptize, peptisedisperse in a medium into a colloidal state
sift, sieve, strainseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
tease, cardseparate the fibers of
washseparate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishseparar
Catalanseparar
Nounsseparationsorting one thing from others
separatoran apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningArrange or order by classes or categories / categories.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsclassify, class, sort, assort, sort out
EntailscompareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
Entailed byidentify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameidentify as in botany or biology, for example
Narrowercatalogue, catalogMake an itemized list or catalog of
count, numberput into a group
dichotomize, dichotomisedivide into two opposing groups or kinds
gradeDetermine the grade of or assign a grade to
groupArrange into a group or groups
isolateseparate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
pigeonhole, stereotype, stamptreat or classify according to a mental stereotype
reclassifyclassify anew, change the previous classification
referthink of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle / principle or with a general group or in relation to another
sizesort according to size
unitize, unitiseseparate or classify into units
Broadercategorize, categoriseplace into or assign to a category / category
Spanishclasificar, ordenar, separar
Catalanclassificar, separar
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 7, motion
Meaningmake a division or separation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymdivide
NarrowerbreakDestroy the integrity of
detachseparate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatterTo cause to separate and go in different directions
partition, zoneseparate or apportion into sections
rail, rail offseparate with a railing
shut off, close offisolate or separate
Spanishdividir, separar
Catalandividir, separar
Adjectivesseparativeserving to separate or divide into parts
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 8, social
Meaningdiscontinue an association / association / association or relation; go different ways / ways.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"
Synonymspart, split up, split, break, break up
Narrowerbreak, break awayinterrupt a continued activity
break withend a relationship / relationship
disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite, disjointPart
disunify, break apartBreak up or separate
divorce, split upGet a divorce
give the axe, give the bounce, give the gateterminate a relationship / relationship abruptly
secede, splinter, break awayWithdraw from an organization or communion
Spanishdistanciarse, separarse, separar
Catalandistanciar-se, separar-se, separar
Nounsseparation(law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement / agreement or under a court order)
separatistan advocate of secession or separation from a larger / larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 9, motion
MeaningGo one's own way / way; move apart.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The friends separated after the party"
Synonymspart, split
Narrowerbreak upcome apart
diffractUndergo diffraction
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread outMove away from each other
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishsepararse, separar
Catalanseparar
Nounsseparationthe social act of separating or parting company
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 10, change
MeaningBecome separated / separated into pieces or fragments.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsbreak, split up, fall apart, come apart
Narrowerbreak up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentisebreak or cause to break into pieces
burst, split, break openCome open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
burst, bustbreak open or apart suddenly and forcefully
crushBecome injured, broken, or distorted by pressure
ladder, runCome unraveled or undone as if by snagging
punctureBe pierced or punctured
smashbreak suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
snap, crackBreak suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Similar tobreakDestroy the integrity of
Spanishpartirse, romperse
Catalanpartir-se, partir, trencar-se, trencar
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 11, social
Meaningtreat differently on the basis of sex / sex or race.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdiscriminate, single out
Narrowerdisadvantage, disfavor, disfavourput at a disadvantage
hive offRemove from a group and make separate
isolate, insulateplace or set apart
redlinediscriminate in selling or renting housing in certain areas of a neighborhood
segregateseparate / separate by race or religion
Broaderdistinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
Spanishdiscriminar
Catalandiscriminar
Adjectivesseparativeserving to separate or divide into parts
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 12, contact
Meaningcome apart.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The two pieces that we had glued separated"
Synonymsdivide, part
Caused byseparate, disunite, divide, partForce, take, or pull apart
Entailed byshare, divvy up, portion out, apportion, dealGive out as one's portion or share
Narrowercalve, break upRelease ice
chip, chip off, come off, break away, break offbreak off (a piece from a whole)
detach, come off, come awayCome to be detached
disjoin, disjointBecome separated, disconnected or disjoint
dismember, take apart, discerpdivide into pieces
gerrymanderdivide unfairly and to one's advantage
partition, partition offdivide into parts, pieces, or sections
polarize, polariseBecome polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
reduceUndergo meiosis
segment, sectiondivide into segments / segments
segmentdivide or split up
segregatedivide from the main body or mass and collect
subdivideform into subdivisions
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishdividirse, dividir, escindir, partir, separarse, separar
Catalandividir-se, dividir, escindir, partir, separar-se, separar
Nounsseparationcoming apart
English > separate: 19 senses > verb 13, change
Meaningdivide into two or more branches so as to form a fork.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsbranch, ramify, fork, furcate
Narrowerarborize, arboriseBranch out like trees
bifurcatedivide into two branches
trifurcatedivide into three
twigBranch out in a twiglike manner
BroaderdivergeMove or draw apart / apart
Similar toramify, branchGrow and send out branches or branch-like structures
Spanishramificarse, ramificar
Catalanramificar-se

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