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Main Entry: 1sep·a·rate
Inflected Form(s): -rat·ed; -rat·ing 1 a: to set or keep apart <separate the pages with a slip of paper> b: to make a distinction between : DISTINGUISH <separate fact from fiction> c: 2SORT 1 <separate mail> d: to spread widely in space or time : SCATTER <widely separated homesteads> 2: to end a relationship with that is bound by a contract <separated from the army> 3: to isolate or become isolated from a mixture <separate cream from milk> 4: to become divided or detached : come apart 5: to cease to live together as man and wife 6: to go in different directions synonymsSEPARATE, PART, DIVIDE mean to break into parts or to keep apart. SEPARATE may suggest that things have been put into different groups, or that a thing has been removed from a group, or that something has been put between like things <separate the good eggs from the bad eggs> <a fence separates the yards>. PART suggests that the things to be separated are closely joined in some way <nothing could part the two friends>. DIVIDE suggests separating by cutting or breaking into pieces or sections <divide the pie into six equal servings>.