Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun separate

2 senses of separate

Sense 1
offprint, reprint, separate -- (a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication)
       => article -- (nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication)

Sense 2
separate -- (a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments)
       => garment -- (an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk")

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

13 senses of separate

Sense 1
separate, divide -- (act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries")

Sense 2
separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")
       => identify, place -- (recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster")

Sense 4
divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up -- (separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 5
separate -- (divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 6
classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate -- (arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?")
       => categorize, categorise -- (place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize")

Sense 7
separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 8
separate, part, split up, split, break, break up -- (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")

Sense 9
separate, part, split -- (go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 10
break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 11
discriminate, separate, single out -- (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)
       => distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")

Sense 12
separate, divide, part -- (come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 13
branch, ramify, fork, furcate, separate -- (divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork; "The road forks")
       => diverge -- (move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here")

Antonyms of adj separate

4 senses of separate

Sense 1
separate (vs. joint) -- (independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church")

joint (vs. separate) -- (united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners")
        => clannish -- (characteristic of a clan especially in being unified; "clannish loyalty")
        => concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative -- (involving the joint activity of two or more; "concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a united effort"; "joint military activities")
        => conjoined, conjoint -- (consisting of two or more associated entities; "the interplay of these conjoined yet opposed factors"; "social order and prosperity, the conjoint aims of government"- J.K.Fairbank)
        => corporate, collective -- (done by or characteristic of individuals acting together; "a joint identity"; "the collective mind"; "the corporate good")
        => cosignatory -- (signing jointly with others)

Sense 2
freestanding, separate -- (standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage")

INDIRECT (VIA detached) -> attached -- (used of buildings joined by common sidewalls; "a block of attached houses")

Sense 3
separate -- (separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes")

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

Sense 4
disjoined, separate -- (have the connection undone; having become separate)

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

Similarity of adj separate

4 senses of separate

Sense 1
separate (vs. joint) -- (independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church")
       => apart (predicate) -- (having characteristics not shared by others; "scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush)
       => asunder (predicate) -- (widely separated especially in space; "as wide asunder as pole from pole")
       => 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")
       => discrete, distinct -- (constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions")
       => disjoint -- (having no elements in common)
       => 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)
       => isolable -- (capable of being isolated or disjoined)
       => unaccompanied -- ((of a state or an event) taking place without something specified occurring at the same time; "a headache unaccompanied by other symptoms")
          Also See-> divided#1; independent#1; individual#1, single#1; other#1; segregated#1, unintegrated#2; unshared#1

Sense 2
freestanding, separate -- (standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything; "a freestanding bell tower"; "a house with a separate garage")
       => detached (vs. attached) -- (used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached houses"; "a detached garage")

Sense 3
separate -- (separated according to race, sex, class, or religion; "separate but equal"; "girls and boys in separate classes")
       => segregated (vs. integrated), unintegrated -- (separated or isolated from others or a main group; "a segregated school system"; "a segregated neighborhood")

Sense 4
disjoined, separate -- (have the connection undone; having become separate)
       => unconnected (vs. connected) -- (not joined or linked together)

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