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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To keep apart or place apart; to go in different directions.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To keep apart or place apart; to go in different directions. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Not joined; Detached, disconnected, or disjoined; Unconnected; distinct; Unique.

Usage examples (37)
  • Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
  • A problem consisting of two separate issues
  • separate but equal
  • separate the wheat from the chaff for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''separate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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