verb (used with object), sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing.
Origin of separate
Synonyms for separate
Antonyms for separate
Related Words for separateddisconnected, distinct, distant, detached, removed, abstracted, distributed, scattered, marked, disjointed, disembodied, parted, severed, apart, divergent
Examples from the Web for separated
Contemporary Examples of separated
Andrew and Fergie separated in 1992 after six years of marriage and formally divorced in 1996.Fergie Dives Into Prince Andrew’s Sex Scandal
January 5, 2015
But the film lags during long stretches—particularly in the middle, when Franco and Rogen are separated from one-another.Sony’s ‘The Interview’: A Glorious, Patriotic, and Katy Perry-Filled Mess
December 24, 2014
Counter-protestors marched to confront the pro-police contingent, separated by barricades and uniformed officers.NYC’s Garner Protesters vs. Pro-Cop Protesters
December 20, 2014
Patty Hearst's parents are separated, and he broods about which parent the girl will go to before her marriage.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
She was separated from her colleagues after they were overcome by smoke and heat and ordered to withdraw.The Mystery Death Of A Female Firefighter
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of separated
She was legally a wife, and could only be separated from him through convicted shame.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
So soon as they reached it, Indians separated into two bodies.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
She had two letters in one hand, which she had separated from the others.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
They swayed, then separated as though they had been torn apart.Way of the Lawless
Thus they were separated,—Ben and his wife,—never to meet again on this earth.Biography of a Slave
adjective (ˈsɛprɪt, ˈsɛpərɪt)
Word Origin for separate
1530s, past participle adjective from separate (v.). In reference to married couples deciding to live apart, from 1878.
"detached, kept apart," c.1600, from separate (v.) or from Latin separatus. Separate but equal in reference to U.S. segregation policies on railroads is attested from 1888. Separate development, official name of apartheid in South Africa, is from 1955. Related: Separately (1550s); separateness.
Frequently the colored coach is little better than a cattle car. Generally one half the smoking car is reserved for the colored car. Often only a cloth curtain or partition run half way up separates this so-called colored car from the smoke, obscene language, and foul air of the smokers' half of the car. All classes and conditions of colored humanity, from the most cultured and refined to the most degraded and filthy, without regard to sex, good breeding or ability to pay for better accommodation, are crowded into this separate, but equal (?) half car. [Rev. Norman B. Wood, "The White Side of a Black Subject," 1897]