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separate

[ verb sep-uh-reyt; adjective, noun sep-er-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF separate

Synonyms for separate

  • free
  • independent
  • isolated
  • sovereign
  • abstracted
  • apportioned
  • detached
  • disassociated
  • disembodied
  • disjointed
  • distributed
  • disunited
  • divided
  • divorced
  • loose
  • marked
  • parted
  • partitioned
  • removed
  • scattered
  • severed
  • sundered
  • apart
  • asunder
  • cut apart
  • cut in two
  • discrete
  • distant
  • divergent
  • far between
  • in halves
  • put asunder
  • set apart
  • set asunder
  • unattached
  • unconnected
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Antonyms for separate

  • subservient
  • connected
  • united
  • associated
  • combined
  • joined
  • mixed
  • together
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEPARATE

I have left a separate fund in a savings bank for her to draw upon.

Supposing him ready to separate from her, could she be detached from him?

He wanted to separate himself from the others, just as Allister always did.

Separate the eggs, beat the yolks, and add them to the mixture.

Separate the egg, beat the yolk, and mix it with the potato.

The fingers should be used to separate the flesh at this place.

Shakespeare had travelled far in the dozen years which separate the two plays.

Holy; He is perfectly pure, and separate from all that is evil.

"I thank you," he said; and they both ran off with happy hearts, each a separate way.

Falsehoods have been told in order to separate us from each other.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin separatus, past participle of separare "to pull apart," from se- "apart" (see secret) + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). Sever (q.v.) is a doublet, via French. Related: Separated; separating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEPARATE

abstract

verbtake away from
  • detach
  • disconnect
  • disengage
  • dissociate
  • extract
  • isolate
  • part
  • remove
  • separate
  • steal
  • take out
  • uncouple
  • withdraw
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