separate

separate
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verb
1 move/keep people/things apart
ADVERB
completely
carefully
clearly

These two branches of the science have now become clearly separated.

effectively
easily

One cannot easily separate moral, social and political issues.

formally
legally
mechanically

Mechanically separated meat made from cattle and sheep has now been banned.

geographically, physically, spatially
VERB + SEPARATE
attempt to, try to
be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to

It was impossible to separate the rival fans.

PREPOSITION
from

The boys are separated from the girls.

into

I separated the documents into two piles.

PHRASES
sharply separated, totally separated, widely separated

The disciplines of science and engineering are not always sharply separated.

an island resort totally separated from the mainland

The two groups became widely separated.

The two populations are widely separated geographically.

2 stop living together
ADVERB
legally
recently

He had recently separated from his wife.

forcibly

Slave parents were forcibly separated from their children.

VERB + SEPARATE
decide to
PREPOSITION
from

She is separated from her husband.

Separate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑chasm, ↑divide, ↑gap, ↑gulf, ↑line, ↑partition, ↑strait, ↑wall
Separate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑egg, ↑strand, ↑twin
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adj.
VERBS
be
become
remain
keep sb/sth

The women are kept separate from the men.

consider sth
ADVERB
somewhat, very

I kept my two lives very separate.

essentially, largely

The two groups are essentially separate and independent.

completely, entirely, quite, totally, wholly

The waste water is kept entirely separate from the rainwater.

apparently
previously

to merge the two previously separate businesses

geographically, physically
PREPOSITION
from

a lifestyle which is quite separate from that of her parents

PHRASES
go your separate ways

They decided to go their separate ways after being together for five years.

Separate is used with these nouns: ↑account, ↑bedroom, ↑category, ↑compartment, ↑component, ↑cubicle, ↑direction, ↑discipline, ↑entity, ↑entrance, ↑existence, ↑identity, ↑incident, ↑occasion, ↑part, ↑property, ↑section, ↑sheet, ↑sphere, ↑strand, ↑volume, ↑way

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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