Synonyms of 'divide'
to separate into partsthe artificial line that divided the city
The nose section separates from the fuselage.
The clouds parted and a shaft of sunlight broke through.
She parted the bushes with her stick.
Oil was still gushing from the severed fuel line.
Korea was partitioned in 1945.
They segregate you from the rest of the party.
a tool for cleaving watermelons
bisect, , ,
The main street bisects the town.
to share or be shared out in partsDivide the soup among four bowls.
the small income he has shared with his brother
He began to distribute jobs among his friends.
Tickets will be allocated to those who apply first.
They had already dispensed £40,000 in grants.
allot, , ,
We were allotted half an hour to address the committee.
apportion, , ,
They are even-handed in apportioning the blame.
divvy (up) (informal)
to disagree or cause to disagreeShe has done more to divide the group than anyone else.
a division or splitthe great divide between generations
A large battering ram hammered a breach in the wall.
the gulf between rural and urban life
the wind tearing through gaps in the window frames
In the open bog are many rifts and potholes.
An avalanche carried him into the deep abyss below.
a narrow cleft in the rocks too small for a human to squeeze through
Efforts to reach a settlement resume today after a two-week hiatus.
See divide something up
Divide and rule
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in the sense of abyss
a very deep hole in the groundAn avalanche carried him into the deep abyss below.
in the sense of allocate
to assign to someone or for a particular purposeTickets will be allocated to those who apply first.
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Thesaurus for divide from the Collins English Thesaurus