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Definition 1: a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for divide in the sense of this definition

(divide is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of divide ) the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)

(... is an instance of divide) that part of the continental divide formed by the Rocky Mountains in the United States

Definition 2: a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility) - [noun denoting state]

(divide is a kind of ...) a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

Definition 3: perform a division - [verb of cognition]

Samples where divide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you divide 49 by seven?

Synonyms for divide in the sense of this definition

(divide is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(... is a kind of divide ) divide by two; divide into halves

"Halve the cake"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide by four; divide into quarters

(divide belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Definition 4: come apart - [verb of contact]

Samples where divide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two pieces that we had glued separated

Synonyms for divide in the sense of this definition

(divide is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into pieces

"our department was dismembered when our funding dried up" "The Empire was discerped after the war"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into parts, pieces, or sections

"The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into segments

"segment an orange" "segment a compound word"

(... is a kind of divide ) undergo meiosis

"The cells reduce"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide or split up

"The cells segmented"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide from the main body or mass and collect

"Many towns segregated into new counties" "Experiments show clearly that genes segregate"

(... is a kind of divide ) come to be detached

"His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"

(... is a kind of divide ) become separated, disconnected or disjoint

(... is a kind of divide ) break off (a piece from a whole)

"Her tooth chipped"

(... is a kind of divide ) release ice

"The icebergs and glaciers calve"

(... is a kind of divide ) become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation

(... is a kind of divide ) form into subdivisions

"The cells subdivided"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts

Definition 5: force, take, or pull apart - [verb of contact]

Samples where divide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He separated the fighting children
  • Moses parted the Red Sea

Synonyms for divide in the sense of this definition

(divide is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of divide ) separate or cause to separate abruptly

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

(... is a kind of divide ) set or keep apart

"sever a relationship"

(... is a kind of divide ) separate from a clinch, in boxing

"The referee broke the boxers"

(... is a kind of divide ) separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin

(... is a kind of divide ) separate (meat) at the joint

(... is a kind of divide ) to separate or be separated by force

"planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

(... is a kind of divide ) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of divide ) make disconnected, disjoin or unfasten

(... is a kind of divide ) separate at the joints

"disjoint the chicken before cooking it"

(... is a kind of divide ) make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of

(... is a kind of divide ) set apart from others

"The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"

(... is a kind of divide ) cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions

(... is a kind of divide ) separate into isolated compartments or categories

"You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!"

(divide causes ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Definition 6: make a division or separation - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for divide in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of divide ) separate or apportion into sections

"partition a room off"

(... is a kind of divide ) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

"He broke the glass plate" "She broke the match"

(... is a kind of divide ) to cause to separate and go in different directions

"She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

(... is a kind of divide ) separate with a railing

"rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"

(... is a kind of divide ) separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment

"detach a regiment"

(... is a kind of divide ) isolate or separate

"She was shut off from the friends"

Samples where divide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • divide the cake into three equal parts
  • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

Synonyms for divide in the sense of this definition

(divide is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into cantons, of a country

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into paragraphs, as of text

"This story is well paragraphed"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into slivers or splinters

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into parts

"The developers parceled the land"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into lots, as of land, for example

(... is a kind of divide ) divide (bulk material) and process as units

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into triangles or give a triangular form to

"triangulate the piece of cardboard"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into sections, especially into geographic sections

"sectionalize a country"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data

"Please format this disk before entering data!"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide into smaller and smaller pieces

"This apartment cannot be subdivided any further!"

(... is a kind of divide ) divide a territory into small, hostile states

Definition 8: act as a barrier between; stand between - [verb of stative]

Samples where divide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mountain range divides the two countries

Synonyms for divide in the sense of this definition

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