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Definition 1: a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments - [noun denoting artifact]

(separate is a kind of ...) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 2: a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is a kind of ...) nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

Definition 3: become separated into pieces or fragments - [verb of change]

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

  • The figurine broke
  • The freshly baked loaf fell apart

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of separate ) break or cause to break into pieces

"The plate fragmented"

(... is a kind of separate ) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

"The pipe snapped"

(... is a kind of separate ) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

"Her nylons were running"

(... is a kind of separate ) break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

"The window smashed"

(... is a kind of separate ) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

"The dam burst"

(... is a kind of separate ) be pierced or punctured

"The tire punctured"

(... is a kind of separate ) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

"The bubble burst"

(... is a kind of separate ) become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure

"The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"

(separate has a similar meaning as ...) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

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

Definition 4: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork - [verb of change]

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

  • The road forks

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is a kind of ...) move or draw apart

"The two paths diverge here"

(... is a kind of separate ) branch out like trees

"nerve fibers arborize"

(... is a kind of separate ) branch out in a twiglike manner

"The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"

(... is a kind of separate ) divide into two branches

"The road bifurcated"

(... is a kind of separate ) divide into three

"The road trifurcates at the bridge"

(separate has a similar meaning as ...) grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

"these plants ramify early and get to be very large"

Definition 5: arrange or order by classes or categories - [verb of cognition]

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

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

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is a kind of ...) place into or assign to a category

"Children learn early on to categorize"

(... is a kind of separate ) separate or classify into units

"The hospital was unitized for efficiency"

(... is a kind of separate ) determine the grade of or assign a grade to

(... is a kind of separate ) arrange into a group or groups

"Can you group these shapes together?"

(... is a kind of separate ) treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

"I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"

(... is a kind of separate ) divide into two opposing groups or kinds

(... is a kind of separate ) sort according to size

(... is a kind of separate ) classify anew, change the previous classification

"The zoologists had to reclassify the mollusks after they found new species"

(... is a kind of separate ) think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another

"This plant can be referred to a known species"

(... is a kind of separate ) separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them

(... is a kind of separate ) make an itemized list or catalog of; classify

"He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"

(... is a kind of separate ) put into a group

"The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

(separate implies ...) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

Definition 6: mark as different - [verb of cognition]

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

  • We distinguish several kinds of maple

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is a kind of ...) recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

"She identified the man on the `wanted' poster"

(... is a kind of separate ) be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

"The child knows right from wrong"

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

(... is a kind of separate ) separate clearly, as if by boundaries

(... is a kind of separate ) regard as unconnected

"you must dissociate these two events!" "decouple our foreign policy from ideology"

(... is a kind of separate ) distinguish by contrasting qualities

(... is a kind of separate ) distinguish or separate

(... is a kind of separate ) be distinguished from others of a similar type by virtue of a notable characteristic

"it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"

(... is a kind of separate ) put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

"The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"

(... is a kind of separate ) make or mark or treat as individual

"The sounds were individualized by sharpness and tone"

(... is a kind of separate ) tell the sex (of young chickens)

(... is a kind of separate ) distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

(... is a kind of separate ) distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

(... is a kind of separate ) recognize or perceive the difference

(... is a kind of separate ) divide society into social classes or castes

"Income distribution often stratifies a society"

(separate implies ...) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

Definition 7: come apart - [verb of contact]

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

  • The two pieces that we had glued separated

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate 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 separate ) divide into pieces

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

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

"The Arab peninsula was partitioned by the British"

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

"segment an orange" "segment a compound word"

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

"The cells reduce"

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

"The cells segmented"

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

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

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

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

"Her tooth chipped"

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

"The icebergs and glaciers calve"

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

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

"The cells subdivided"

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

Definition 8: force, take, or pull apart - [verb of contact]

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

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

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate 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 separate ) separate or cause to separate abruptly

"The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

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

"sever a relationship"

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

"The referee broke the boxers"

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

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

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

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

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

"Cut the rope"

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

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

"disjoint the chicken before cooking it"

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

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

"The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"

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

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

"You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!"

(separate causes ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Definition 9: divide into components or constituents - [verb of contact]

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

  • Separate the wheat from the chaff

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

(... is a kind of separate ) separate (light) into spectral rays

"the prism disperses light"

(... is a kind of separate ) separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

(... is a kind of separate ) separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

"sift the flour"

(... is a kind of separate ) separate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents

(... is a kind of separate ) obtain by a fractional process

(... is a kind of separate ) separate (a metal) from an ore

(... is a kind of separate ) remove by passing through a filter

"filter out the impurities"

(... is a kind of separate ) separate the fibers of

"tease wool"

(... is a kind of separate ) separate into constituents by soaking

(... is a kind of separate ) disperse in a medium into a colloidal state

(... is a kind of separate ) separate by dialysis

(... is a kind of separate ) separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts

(... is a kind of separate ) separate by avulsion

Definition 10: go one's own way; move apart - [verb of motion]

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

  • The friends separated after the party

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of separate ) move away from each other

"The crowds dispersed" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

(... is a kind of separate ) come apart

"the group broke up"

(... is a kind of separate ) undergo diffraction

"laser light diffracts electrons"

Definition 11: make a division or separation - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

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

"partition a room off"

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

"She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

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

"rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace"

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

"detach a regiment"

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

"She was shut off from the friends"

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is a kind of ...) mark as different

"We distinguish several kinds of maple"

(... is a kind of separate ) place or set apart

"They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"

(... is a kind of separate ) remove from a group and make separate

"The unit was hived off from its parent company"

(... is a kind of separate ) separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation

"This neighborhood is segregated" "We don't segregate in this county"

(... is a kind of separate ) discriminate in selling or renting housing in certain areas of a neighborhood

(... is a kind of separate ) put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm

"This rule clearly disadvantages me"

Samples where separate 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 separate in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

"This story is well paragraphed"

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

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

"The developers parceled the land"

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

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

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

"triangulate the piece of cardboard"

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

"sectionalize a country"

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

"Please format this disk before entering data!"

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

"This apartment cannot be subdivided any further!"

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

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

  • The business partners broke over a tax question
  • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
  • My friend and I split up

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of separate ) terminate a relationship abruptly

"Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman"

(... is a kind of separate ) break up or separate

"The country is disunifying" "Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989"

(... is a kind of separate ) part; cease or break association with

"She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

(... is a kind of separate ) end a relationship

"China broke with Russia"

(... is a kind of separate ) get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage

"The couple divorced after only 6 months"

(... is a kind of separate ) withdraw from an organization or communion

"After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"

(... is a kind of separate ) interrupt a continued activity

"She had broken with the traditional patterns"

Definition 15: act as a barrier between; stand between - [verb of stative]

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

  • The mountain range divides the two countries

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

Definition 16: independent; not united or joint - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a problem consisting of two separate issues
  • they went their separate ways
  • formed a separate church

(separate is similar to ...) being or feeling set or kept apart from others

"she felt detached from the group" "could not remain the isolated figure he had been" "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others" "had a set-apart feeling"

(separate is similar to ...) (of a state or an event) taking place without something specified occurring at the same time

"a headache unaccompanied by other symptoms"

(separate is similar to ...) capable of being isolated or disjoined

(separate is similar to ...) marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements

"little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"

(separate is similar to ...) having characteristics not shared by others

"scientists felt they were a group apart"

(separate is similar to ...) widely separated especially in space

"as wide asunder as pole from pole"

(separate is similar to ...) having no elements in common

(separate is similar to ...) constituting a separate entity or part

"a government with three discrete divisions" "on two distinct occasions"

(means also ...) not shared

(means also ...) separated into parts or pieces

"opinions are divided"

(means also ...) not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

"today isn't any other day" "the construction of highways and other public works" "he asked for other employment" "any other person would tell the truth" "his other books are still in storage" "then we looked at the other house" "hearing was good in his other ear" "the other sex" "she lived on the other side of the street from me" "went in the other direction"

(means also ...) separated or isolated from others or a main group

"a segregated school system" "a segregated neighborhood"

(means also ...) free from external control and constraint

"an independent mind" "a series of independent judgments" "fiercely independent individualism"

(means also ...) being or characteristic of a single thing or person

"individual drops of rain" "please mark the individual pages" "they went their individual ways"

(... are attributes of separate) the state of lacking unity

Definition 17: standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a freestanding bell tower
  • a house with a separate garage

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is similar to ...) used of buildings; standing apart from others

"detached houses" "a detached garage"

Definition 18: separated according to race, sex, class, or religion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • separate but equal
  • girls and boys in separate classes

(separate is similar to ...) separated or isolated from others or a main group

"a segregated school system" "a segregated neighborhood"

Definition 19: have the connection undone; having become separate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for separate in the sense of this definition

(separate is similar to ...) not joined or linked together

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