separate


separate
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. divide, disunite, disconnect, part, detach, sever, keep apart, isolate, segregate, sift, screen; part company. Ant., unite, connect.adj. disconnected, distinct, alone, isolate, unconnected, individual. See disjunction, divorce, exclusion, interval.Ant., united, connected.
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To cause to part]
Syn. part, divide, undo, distribute, sever, sunder; see also divide 1 .
2. [To keep apart]
Syn. isolate, insulate, single out, sequester, seclude, rope off, segregate, intervene, stand between, draw apart, split up, break up.
3. [To part company]
Syn. take leave, go away, depart; see leave 1 .
4. [To classify]
Syn. assign, distribute, group; see classify , order 3 .
Syn.- separate implies the putting apart of things previously united, joined, or assembled [ to separate machine parts, a family, etc. ] ; divide implies a separation into parts, pieces, groups, etc. by or as by cutting, splitting, branching, etc., often for purposes of apportionment [ to divide the profits into equal shares ] ; part is now usually applied to the separation of persons or things that have been closely connected or associated [ refused to part with his teddy bear ] sever implies a forcible and complete separation, as by cutting off a part from a whole [ to sever a branch from a tree, severed all relations with her brother ] ; sunder , now largely a literary term, implies a violent splitting, tearing, or wrenching apart
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
remove, break off, divide, disconnect, detach, split, sever, divorce, take apart, single out, segregate, secede, isolate.
ANT.: connect, attach, join, unite
II
a.
unconnected, detached, disconnected, unattached, apart, divided, single, individual, distinct, sole, lone, independent, autonomous.
ANT.: connected, attached, together, joined
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To become or cause to become apart one from another: break, detach, disjoin, disjoint, disunite, divide, divorce, part, split (up). Idioms: part company, set at odds. See ASSEMBLE. 2. To make a division into parts, sections, or branches: break up, dissever, divide, part, partition, section, segment. See ASSEMBLE, PART. 3. To set apart (one kind or type) from others: sift, sort, winnow. See INCLUDE. 4. To distribute into groups according to kinds: assort, categorize, class, classify, group, pigeonhole, sort (out). See COLLECT. 5. To recognize as being different: differentiate, discern, discriminate, distinguish, know, tell. See SAME. 6. To set apart from a group: close off, cut off, insulate, isolate, seclude, segregate, sequester. See INCLUDE. 7. To terminate a relationship or an association by or as if by leaving one another: break off, break up, part. Informal: split (up). Idioms: call it quits, come to a parting of the ways, part company. See ASSEMBLE, CONTINUE. 8. To release from military duty: demobilize, discharge, muster OUt. See FREE, KEEP. II adjective 1. Being or related to a distinct entity: discrete, individual, particular, single, singular. See INCLUDE. 2. Alone in a given category: lone, one, only, particular, single, singular, sole, solitary, unique. Idioms: first and last, one and only. See INCLUDE. 3. Distinguished from others by nature or qualities: discrete, distinct, several, various. See SAME.

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