Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “separate”

See all translations

separate

verb
 
 
/ˈsepəreɪt/
DIVIDE [I, T] B2 to divide into parts, or to make something divide into parts: I separated the class into three groups.Separating and dividing
MOVE APART [I, T] B2 to move apart, or to make people move apart: I shall separate you two if you don't stop talking.Separating and dividing
HUSBAND/WIFE [I] B2 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.Separating and dividingEnding relationships and divorce
(Definition of separate verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “separate”

Definitions of “separate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More