Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb isolate

4 senses of isolate

Sense 1
isolate, insulate -- (place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates")
       => discriminate, separate, single out -- (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)

Sense 2
isolate -- (obtain in pure form; "The chemist managed to isolate the compound")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 3
sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate -- (set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")

Sense 4
isolate -- (separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them)
       => classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate -- (arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?")

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