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Origin of separate

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English (noun and adjective), from Latin sēparātus (past participle of sēparāre), equivalent to sē-se- + par(āre) “to furnish, produce, obtain,” + -ātus;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.

OTHER WORDS FROM separate

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How to use separate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for separate

separate

verb (ˈsɛpəˌreɪt)
adjective (ˈsɛprɪt, ˈsɛpərɪt)

Derived forms of separate

separately, adverbseparateness, noun

Word Origin for separate

C15: from Latin sēparāre, from sē- apart + parāre to obtain
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