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Definition 1: place or set apart - [verb of change]

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

  • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates

Synonyms for isolate in the sense of this definition

(isolate is a kind of ...) treat differently on the basis of sex or race

(... is a kind of isolate ) separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others

"the sun segregates the carbon" "large mining claims are segregated into smaller claims"

(... is a kind of isolate ) put in a ghetto

"The Jews in Eastern Europe were ghettoized"

(... is a kind of isolate ) seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

"She cloistered herself in the office"

(... is a kind of isolate ) keep away from others

"He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"

(... is a kind of isolate ) place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons

"My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"

(... is a kind of isolate ) leave stranded on a desert island without resources

"The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"

Definition 2: obtain in pure form - [verb of change]

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

  • The chemist managed to isolate the compound

(isolate is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of isolate ) isolate beforehand

(isolate belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 3: set apart from others - [verb of change]

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

  • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

Synonyms for isolate in the sense of this definition

(isolate is a kind of ...) force, take, or pull apart

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

Definition 4: separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them - [verb of cognition]

(isolate is a kind of ...) arrange or order by classes or categories

"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

(isolate belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

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