separate

{{11}}separate (adj.) "detached, kept apart," c.1600, from SEPARATE (Cf. separate) (v.). Separate but equal in reference to U.S. segregation policies on railroads is attested from 1890. Separate development, official name of apartheid in South Africa, is from 1955.
{{12}}separate (v.) late 14c., from L. separatus, pp. of separare "to pull apart," from se- "apart" (see SECRET (Cf. secret)) + parare "make ready, prepare" (see PARE (Cf. pare)). SEVER (Cf. Sever) (q.v.) is a doublet, via French. Related: Separated; separating.

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  • separate — vb Separate, part, divide, sever, sunder, divorce can all mean to become or cause to become disunited or disjoined. Separate implies a putting or keeping apart; it may suggest a scattering or dispersion of units {forces that separate families}… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Separate — Sep a*rate, p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ] 1. Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; said of things once connected. [1913 Webster] Him that was separate from his brethren. Gen. xlix. 26. [1913 Webster] 2. Unconnected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Separate — Sep a*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Separated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Separating}.] [L. separatus, p. p. of separare to separate; pfref. se aside + parare to make ready, prepare. See {Parade}, and cf. {Sever}.] 1. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • separate — sep·a·rate / se pə ˌrāt/ vb rat·ed, rat·ing vt: to cause the separation of vi: to undergo a separation the couple separated last year compare divorce Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • separate — [sep′ə rāt΄; ] for adj. & n., [sep′ə rit, sep′rit] vt. separated, separating [ME separaten < L separatus, pp. of separare, to separate < se , apart (see SECEDE) + parare, to arrange, PREPARE] 1. to set or put apart into sections, groups,… …   English World dictionary

  • separate — [adj1] disconnected abstracted, apart, apportioned, asunder, cut apart, cut in two, detached, disassociated, discrete, disembodied, disjointed, distant, distributed, disunited, divergent, divided, divorced, far between, free, independent, in… …   New thesaurus

  • Separate — Sep a*rate, v. i. To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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