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1. separate

adjective. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] independent; not united or joint.

Synonyms

  • detached
  • separation
  • independent
  • asunder
  • individual
  • isolable
  • unintegrated
  • isolated
  • distinct
  • single
  • disjunct
  • set-apart
  • other
  • unshared
  • disjoint
  • apart
  • divided
  • separated
  • discrete
  • segregated

Antonyms

  • united
  • joint
  • same
  • dependent
  • integrated
  • union
  • common

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Separate

  • corporate

How do you pronounce separate?

Pronounce separate as ˈsɛpərˌeɪt.

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How to spell separate? Is it seperate? Or seprate? Common misspellings are:

  • seperate
  • seprate

Sentences with separate


1. Adjective
Prepare a separate jar for each bean plant you want to grow.

2. Verb, base form
This liquid is then distilled to separate the impurities from the pure glycerin.

Quotes about separate


1. I try to show the public that chemistry, biology, physics, astrophysics is life. It is not some separate subject that you have to be pulled into a corner to be taught about.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

2. I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.
- Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

3. There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
- Anwar Sadat

2. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] act as a barrier between; stand between.

Antonyms

  • deflate

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

3. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] mark as different.

Synonyms

  • dissociate
  • tell apart
  • label
  • individualise
  • contrast
  • severalize
  • know
  • decouple
  • demarcate
  • know apart
  • compare
  • place
  • identify
  • distinguish
  • secern
  • single out
  • stratify
  • individualize
  • severalise
  • differentiate
  • contradistinguish
  • discriminate
  • secernate
  • tell

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

4. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] force, take, or pull apart.

Synonyms

  • disconnect
  • isolate
  • disarticulate
  • sever
  • part
  • set apart
  • polarise
  • sequester
  • bust
  • disunite
  • tear
  • move
  • keep apart
  • gin
  • compartmentalise
  • sequestrate
  • divide
  • disjoint
  • break up
  • cut up
  • cut
  • compartmentalize
  • rupture
  • joint
  • displace
  • break
  • disjoin
  • polarize

Antonyms

  • connect
  • pull
  • unwind
  • arrange

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

5. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] separate into parts or portions.

Synonyms

  • triangulate
  • sectionalize
  • initialise
  • unitise
  • subdivide
  • split
  • canton
  • initialize
  • carve up
  • unitize
  • sliver
  • dissever
  • change integrity
  • format
  • split up
  • divide
  • splinter
  • sectionalise
  • lot
  • Balkanize
  • paragraph
  • parcel

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • begin
  • assemble
  • cry

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

6. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] arrange or order by classes or categories.

Synonyms

  • classify
  • size
  • stereotype
  • isolate
  • assort
  • categorize
  • dichotomise
  • unitise
  • catalog
  • categorise
  • catalogue
  • sort out
  • count
  • pigeonhole
  • unitize
  • refer
  • compare
  • class
  • stamp
  • dichotomize
  • reclassify
  • grade
  • number
  • sort

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • rise
  • precede
  • advance

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

7. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] divide into components or constituents.

Synonyms

  • peptise
  • peptize
  • card
  • fractionate
  • dialyze
  • tease
  • decompose
  • filter
  • change integrity
  • extract
  • strain
  • sieve
  • sift
  • macerate
  • break up
  • filtrate
  • filter out
  • avulse
  • separate out
  • wash
  • break down
  • disperse

Antonyms

  • enter
  • hop out
  • push
  • raise

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

8. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] make a division or separation.

Synonyms

  • break up
  • dispel
  • partition
  • zone
  • shut off
  • rail
  • rail off
  • scatter
  • dissipate
  • close off
  • break
  • disperse
  • detach

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • gladden
  • move in

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

9. separate

adjective. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything.

Synonyms

  • freestanding

Antonyms

  • inelasticity
  • open

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)

10. separate

verb. ['ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt, ˈsɛpɝɪt, ˈsɛprət'] become separated into pieces or fragments.

Synonyms

  • ladder
  • come apart
  • fall apart
  • split
  • run
  • bust
  • smash
  • burst
  • crack
  • change integrity
  • puncture
  • split up
  • break up
  • fragmentize
  • fragment
  • crush
  • break open
  • fragmentise
  • break

Antonyms

  • linger
  • laugh
  • descend
  • recede

Etymology

  • separatus (Latin)
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