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?")

Antonyms of adj isolated

6 senses of isolated

Sense 1
isolated, stray -- (not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs")

INDIRECT (VIA sporadic) -> continual -- (occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters")

Sense 2
detached, isolated, separated, set-apart -- (being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling")

INDIRECT (VIA separate) -> joint -- (united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners")

Sense 3
disjunct, isolated -- (marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements; "little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly)

INDIRECT (VIA separate) -> joint -- (united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners")

Sense 4
isolated, marooned, stranded -- (cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn"; "several stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the blizzard")

INDIRECT (VIA unaccompanied) -> accompanied -- (having companions or an escort; "there were lone gentlemen and gentlemen accompanied by their wives")

Sense 5
isolated, quarantined -- (under forced isolation especially for health reasons; "a quarantined animal"; "isolated patients")

INDIRECT (VIA segregated) -> integrated -- (not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups; "integrated schools")

Sense 6
apart (predicate), isolated, obscure -- (remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village")

INDIRECT (VIA unconnected) -> connected -- (joined or linked together)

Similarity of adj isolated

6 senses of isolated

Sense 1
isolated, stray -- (not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs")
       => sporadic (vs. continual) -- (recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids")

Sense 2
detached, isolated, separated, set-apart -- (being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling")
       => separate (vs. joint) -- (independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church")

Sense 3
disjunct, isolated -- (marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements; "little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly)
       => separate (vs. joint) -- (independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church")

Sense 4
isolated, marooned, stranded -- (cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn"; "several stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the blizzard")
       => unaccompanied (vs. accompanied) -- (being without an escort)

Sense 5
isolated, quarantined -- (under forced isolation especially for health reasons; "a quarantined animal"; "isolated patients")
       => segregated (vs. integrated), unintegrated -- (separated or isolated from others or a main group; "a segregated school system"; "a segregated neighborhood")

Sense 6
apart (predicate), isolated, obscure -- (remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village")
       => unconnected (vs. connected) -- (not joined or linked together)

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