Synonyms of separate


1. offprint, reprint, separate, article

usage: a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

2. separate, garment

usage: a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments


1. separate, divide

usage: act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"

2. separate, disunite, divide, part, move, displace

usage: force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

3. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart, identify, place

usage: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

4. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up, change integrity

usage: separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

5. separate, change integrity

usage: divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"

6. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate, categorize, categorise

usage: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

7. separate, divide

usage: make a division or separation

8. separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

usage: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"

9. separate, part, split, move

usage: go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"

10. break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart, change integrity

usage: become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

11. discriminate, separate, single out, distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart

usage: treat differently on the basis of sex or race

12. separate, divide, part, change

usage: come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

13. branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate, diverge

usage: divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks"


1. separate (vs. joint), apart(predicate), asunder(predicate), detached, isolated, separated, set-apart, discrete, distinct, disjoint, disjunct, isolated, isolable, unaccompanied, divided, independent, individual#1, single, other, segregated#1, unintegrated, unshared

usage: independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"

2. freestanding, separate, detached (vs. attached)

usage: standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage"

3. separate, segregated (vs. integrated), unintegrated

usage: separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes"

4. disjoined, separate, unconnected (vs. connected)

usage: have the connection undone; having become separate

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Definition and meaning of separate (Dictionary)