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[ dih-vahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF dividing

Synonyms for dividing

  • break
  • break down
  • carve
  • cross
  • cut
  • isolate
  • partition
  • segregate
  • split
  • subdivide
  • tear
  • bisect
  • branch
  • chop
  • cleave
  • demarcate
  • detach
  • dichotomize
  • disengage
  • disentangle
  • disjoin
  • dislocate
  • dismember
  • dissect
  • dissever
  • dissociate
  • dissolve
  • disunite
  • divorce
  • halve
  • intersect
  • loose
  • part
  • quarter
  • rend
  • rupture
  • section
  • segment
  • sever
  • shear
  • sunder
  • unbind
  • undo
  • abscind
  • cut up
  • pull away
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Antonyms for dividing

  • attach
  • combine
  • fix
  • join
  • mend
  • stay
  • unite
  • wait
  • associate
  • close
  • connect
  • fasten
  • marry
  • agree
  • append
  • collect
  • convince
  • couple
  • disarrange
  • disorganize
  • gather
  • hold
  • keep
  • link
  • maintain
  • persuade
  • retain
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVIDING

So we stood for a little while at the dividing line between the future and the past.

It was as though I stood on the dividing ridge between the old and the new.

The Queen of Heaven may often be seen standing in the skies, dividing the wind with her sword.

It was particularly at this time that he talked of dividing and sharing the riches of the wealthy.

It was little Esther Tidditt who laid the coping of the dividing wall.

No one could quarrel with the Dorians for dividing the territory, and they had no debts of long standing.

But between them, and dividing them, stalked the spectre of himself.

She was the heroine of the day, dividing honors with its hero.

Here also is the dividing line between the states of Puebla and Vera Cruz.

"Perhaps," said she, slowly, and dividing the syllables as she spoke them.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Latin dividere "to force apart, cleave, distribute," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + -videre "to separate," from PIE root *weidh- "to separate" (see widow; also see with).

Mathematical sense is from early 15c. Divide and rule (c.1600) translates Latin divide et impera, a maxim of Machiavelli. Related: Divided; dividing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIVIDING

breaking

noundivision
  • detaching
  • detachment
  • dividing
  • parting
  • partition
  • separation
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