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English definition of “separate”

separate

verb (RELATIONSHIP)    /ˈsep.ər.eɪt/ US  /-ə.reɪt/
B2 [I] to start to live in a different place from your husband or wife because the relationship has ended : My parents separated when I was six and divorced a couple of years later .Ending relationships and divorce
(Definition of separate verb (RELATIONSHIP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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