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English definition of “separate”

separate

verb     /ˈsepəreɪt/
[I or T] to divide into parts, or cause something to divide into parts: separate (sth) from sth They oppose the idea of Scotland separating from Britain.separate sth into sth We separated the workspace into cubicles using screens. separate a company/business
[T] to consider two people or things as different or not connected: separate sth from sth These economic decisions cannot be separated from politics.separate sth and sth I find it difficult to separate home and business.
(Definition of separate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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