Translation of "separate" - English-Portuguese dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsep·ər·ət/ us /ˈsep·ər·ət/

B1 not joined or touching anything else

separado, isolado, individual
I try to keep meat separate from other food.

B1 different

diferente, distinto
Use a separate sheet of paper for the next exercise.

not related

I try to keep my work and my private life separate.


verb uk /ˈsep·ər·eɪt/ us /ˈsep·əˌreɪt/ present participle separating, past tense and past participle separated

to divide into parts, or to make something divide into parts

separar(-se), dividir(-se)
I separated the class into three groups.

to move apart, or to make people move apart

I’ll separate you two if you don’t stop talking!

to start to live in a different place from your husband or wife because the relationship has ended

My parents separated when I was four.

(Translation of “separate” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)