Definition for separate

adjective as in alone, individual

verb as in remove something from group; keep or set apart

verb as in isolate, segregate

verb as in part company in a romantic or other relationship


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We could have looped back, but instead followed a separate trail to Pounds Hollow Lake.

Here again, that only serves to further separate the haves from the have-nots.

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The two were separated, and Ujiri eventually joined the team and did a TV interview.

At a time when we need whatever unity we can find and sports might be one place to find it, the anthem could be a two-minute span when we agree that we’re all Americans, that we should be together rather than separate.

The result was the Ignite, a separate team of elite prospects, surrounded by handpicked veterans, that has no affiliation with an NBA franchise.

There is, however, a separate wing of AQAP designed to inspire their followers to conduct attacks against the West.

My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.

We separate the search for justice from the search for truth at our peril.

“I never felt that culture and the arts were separate from politics,” he says.

“She was hot-headed, had her own way of doing things,” Gill said—and so, he left to form a separate militia group.

It was an error not to separate borrowing entirely from monetary issues.

He devoured it whole with a kind of visual gulp—a flash; the entire meaning first, then lines, then separate words.

By a device resorted to in each separate case to help make a more vivid First Impression.

It has one separate room where poor Spanish women are treated, which generally has from twelve to twenty women.

Therefore, every piece had its own separate voice in exact proportion to the amount of trouble spent upon it.

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On this page you'll find 389 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to separate, such as: free, independent, isolated, sovereign, abstracted, and apportioned.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.