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English definition of “divide”

divide

verb (DISAGREE)    /dɪˈvaɪd/
B2 [T often passive] to cause a group of people to disagree about something: The party is divided on/over the issue of capital punishment .Separating and dividing divide and rule a way of keeping yourself in a position of power by causing disagreements among other people so that they are unable to oppose youControlling and being in charge
(Definition of divide verb (DISAGREE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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