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
Examples from the Web for separates
Finding the common bonds that help us realize that we have far more in common than that which separates us.
There is an at-grade light-rail line that for a couple of miles runs right along the Green Line that separates West from East.
What separates the trolls from the exuberant or opinionated is anonymity.Outed Madeleine McCann Troll Kills Herself. But Millions Live On Online.|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in Buenos Aires, everyone knows what separates a Boca Juniors fan from a River Plate fan—there's a stark difference in class.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer|Robert Birnbaum|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was captivated and by the end, I felt smarter, finally on the right side of the line that separates boys and men.
Each soul is shut up in an isolation as perfect, in one sense, as that which separates the far distant worlds in the universe.
The channel which separates it from the main land is of considerable depth, and 25 miles broad.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
Children, especially when they are still young, follow the mother when she separates from the father.The Sexual Question|August Forel
The score card does that,—separates each one and makes them stand for what they are worth.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
The green part of the leaf aided by the sun takes hold of the gas and separates the carbon from the oxygen.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich