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Not joined or touching physically
“The home has a separate pool and rumpus room for the kids.”
Forming or viewed as a unit apart or by itself
“Let us endeavor to keep the two issues separate during the review.”
Of, relating to, or belonging to a single person
“Each of our students have their own separate interests.”
(of a country) Not being under the rule or control of another
“Many years ago, the nation officially became a separate country.”
To part or be parted from a mass or group
“The lid would finally separate from the jar after some pulling and twisting.”
To cause to move or be apart
“Police worked hard to separate the two opposing factions.”
To section off a physical space or area
“Authorities would separate the crime scene from the public with tape.”
To form a distinction or boundary between
“A solid wall would separate the two chambers.”
To stop living together as a couple
“The couple decided to separate after becoming increasingly distant over the years.”
To arrange or assign according to type
“Let's first separate our outstanding tasks according to priority.”
To go or move in different directions from a central point
“We reached an intersection where the trail would separate in two directions.”
(of two or more people) To divide or be divided
“We would separate at the airport to go our separate ways.”
To divide into constituent or distinct elements
“Oxygen is introduced to the wine during barrel-aging to separate it from sediments.”
To understand or point out the difference in
“It appears that some people have difficulty in trying to separate fact from fiction.”
(separate oneself from) To sever relations with
“John tried desperately to separate himself from his shameful past.”
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