Definition To separate

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to separate: to divide, to keep apart, to split up
Bruno was separated from his parents at a young age. He went to live in France when he was just a boy.

separate: distinct, individual, unconnected, different
The dinner is a separate issue. We'll discuss that after we have finished talking about the lunch.
These are separate contracts, one regarding the house, the other regarding the car.
Susie and Philip took separate planes to the conference in Chicago. Susie arrived an hour before Philip.


  • "Also, I'd prefer the kitchen to be separate from the reception rooms. All rooms should be light and airy and pet-friendly as I have a lot of cats, and so the front door must also have a cat flap."
  • "Bruno : Um, that'll be two separate rooms please."
  • "Horatio : You can see that my chemicals are all separated and arranged according to the alphabet."
  • "Property one has a shared garden rather than a private one and a kitchenette rather than a separate kitchen."
  • "But though our countries are separated by the Atlantic, there is a strong bond which unites all of us in this room;"
  • "My father and I had gone out for a walk in the local forest and we got separated."
  • "Guest bedroom with separate bathroom"

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