Synonyms of 'separate'
1 unconnectedDictionary, individual, particular
The two things are separate and mutually irrelevant.
I can't believe that those two murders are unconnected.
He lost his sight because of a detached retina.
the process seen as a sequence of discrete phases
our increasingly fragmented and disjointed society
2 individualDictionary, independent, apart
We both live our separate lives.
1 divideDictionary, detach, disconnect
Police moved in to separate the two groups.
3 severDictionary, detach, disconnect
Separate the garlic into cloves.
Oil was still gushing from the severed fuel line.
Detach the bottom part from the form and keep it for reference.
He disconnected the bottle from the overhead hook.
He gently disengaged himself from his sister's tearful embrace.
split in two
divide in two
4 split upDictionary, part, divorce
Her parents separated when she was very young.
5 distinguishDictionary, mark, isolate
What separates terrorism from other acts of violence?
6 disperseDictionary, split (up), scatter
Let's separate into smaller groups.
phrasal verbseparate something out
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Thesaurus for separate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If one thing is separate from another, there is a barrier, space , or division between them, so that they are clearly two things.