separate


separate
1. adjective
1)

his personal life was separate from his job

Syn:
unconnected, unrelated, different, distinct, discrete; detached, divorced, disconnected, independent, autonomous
Ant:
linked, interdependent
2)

the infirmary was separate from the school

Syn:
set apart, detached, fenced off, cut off, segregated, isolated; free-standing, self-contained
Ant:
attached
2. verb
1)

they separated two rioting mobs

Syn:
split (up), break up, part, pull apart, divide; literary sunder
Ant:
unite, bring together
2)

the connectors can be separated

Syn:
disconnect, detach, disengage, uncouple, unyoke, disunite, disjoin; split, divide, sever; disentangle
Ant:
join, connect, combine
3)

the wall that separates the two properties

Syn:
partition, divide, come between, keep apart; bisect, intersect
Ant:
link, bridge
4)

the south aisle was separated off

Syn:
isolate, partition off, section off; close off, shut off, cordon off, fence off, screen off
5)

they separated at the airport

Syn:
part (company), go their separate ways, split up; say goodbye; disperse, disband, scatter
Ant:
meet
6)

the road separated

Syn:
fork, divide, branch, bifurcate, diverge
Ant:
merge, converge
7)

her parents separated

Syn:
split up, break up, part, be estranged, divorce
Ant:
get together, marry
8)

separate fact from fiction

Syn:
isolate, set apart, segregate; distinguish, differentiate, dissociate; sort out, sift out, filter out, remove, weed out
9)

those who separate themselves from society

Syn:
break away from, break with, secede from, withdraw from, leave, quit, dissociate oneself from, resign from, drop out of, repudiate, reject
Ant:
join

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