Nearby words

  1. sepa,
  2. sepal,
  3. sepaline,
  4. sepaloid,
  5. separable,
  6. separate but equal,
  7. separate school,
  8. separate the men from the boys,
  9. separate the sheep from the goats,
  10. separate wheat from chaff

Origin of separate

1400–50; late Middle English (noun and adj.) < Latin sēparātus (past participle of sēparāre), equivalent to sē- se- + par(āre) to furnish, produce, obtain, prepare + -ātus -ate1

SYNONYMS FOR separate
1, 2. sever, sunder, split. 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. 3. disjoin, disengage. 13. unattached, severed, discrete. 15. secluded, isolated. 16. independent.

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British Dictionary definitions for separately

separate

verb (ˈsɛpəˌreɪt)

adjective (ˈsɛprɪt, ˈsɛpərɪt)

Derived Formsseparately, adverbseparateness, noun

Word Origin for separate

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

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Word Origin and History for separately
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