verb (used with object), i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing.
Origin of isolate
Examples from the Web for isolates
As the reach and functionality of the web becomes broader and more sophisticated, it both connects and isolates us.China Doesn't Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film 'Web Junkie'|Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The stereotype is always racialized, which isolates contestants of color and makes them even less likely to win.Real Racism: What Aaryn Gries Reveals about Reality TV|Hugh Ryan|August 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In How the Mighty Fall, Collins isolates what he sees as the five stages of institutional decline.
It isolates, disunites, and tends to annihilate not only its opposite but itself.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
It is philosophy that isolates him, and bids him say, at sight of the misfortunes of others: "Perish if you will, I am secure."The Social Contract & Discourses|Jean-Jacques Rousseau
To have comparative value it is the combination of traits which create the cultural pattern and not the isolates.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948|A. E. Treganza
Each of them isolates and fixes an aspect, "as the instantaneous lightning flashes on a storm-scene in the darkness."A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson|Edouard le Roy
Matthis isolates himself and sleeps alone to avoid eavesdropping.Standard Selections|Various