Meaning of “divorce” in the English Dictionary

"divorce" in English

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uk /dɪˈvɔːs/ us /dɪˈvɔːrs/


uk /dɪˈvɔːs/ us /dɪˈvɔːrs/

divorcénoun [ C ]

/dɪˌvɔːˈseɪː/ us /dəˌvɔːrˈseɪː/

(Definition of “divorce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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divorceverb [ I/T ]

us /dɪˈvɔrs, -ˈvoʊrs/

to cause a marriage to a husband or wife to end by an official or legal process, or to have a marriage ended in this way:

[ T ] Ford divorced his wife, Anne, in 1964, and married Cristina a year later.
[ T ] They didn’t get divorced (= end their marriage legally) until 2007.
noun [ C/U ] us /dɪˈvɔrs, -ˈvoʊrs/

[ C ] Both of them agreed to the divorce.

divorcénoun [ C ]

/dɪˌvɔrˈseɪ, -ˌvoʊr-, -ˈsi/

a man whose marriage officially ended while his wife was still alive

(Definition of “divorce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)