• (adjective) IPA: /ˈsɛpɹət/, /ˈsɛpəɹət/
  • (verb) IPA: /ˈsɛpəɹeɪt/

separate (not comparable)

  1. Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
    This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.
  2. (followed by “from”) Not together (with); not united (to).
    I try to keep my personal life separate from work.
Translations Translations Verb

separate (separates, present participle separating; past and past participle separated)

  1. (transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
    Separate the articles from the headings.
  2. (transitive) To disunite from a group or mass; to disconnect.
    • From the fine gold I separate the alloy.
    • Bible, Romans viii. 35
      Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
  3. (transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate.
    If the kids get too noisy, separate them for a few minutes.
  4. (intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
    The sauce will separate if you don't keep stirring.
  5. (obsolete) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
    • Bible, Acts xiii. 2
      Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: séparer
  • German: sich trennen, auseinanderfallen
  • Portuguese: separar-se
  • Russian: разделя́ться
  • Spanish: separar

separate (plural separates)

  1. (usually, in the plural) Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.006
Offline English dictionary