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Origin of separate

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English (noun and adjective), from Latin s膿par膩tus (past participle of s膿par膩re), equivalent to s膿-se- + par(膩re) 鈥渢o furnish, produce, obtain,鈥 + -膩tus;see prepare -ate1

synonym study for separate

1, 2. Separate, divide imply a putting apart or keeping apart of things from each other. To separate is to remove from each other things previously associated: to separate a mother from her children. To divide is to split or break up carefully according to measurement, rule, or plan: to divide a cake into equal parts.

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How to use separate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for separate

separate

verb (藞s蓻p蓹藢re瑟t)
adjective (藞s蓻pr瑟t, 藞s蓻p蓹r瑟t)

Derived forms of separate

separately, adverbseparateness, noun

Word Origin for separate

C15: from Latin s膿par膩re, from s膿- apart + par膩re to obtain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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