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Translation of "separate" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /ˈsepəreit/
(sometimes with intoor from) to place, take, keep or force apart separar He separated the money into two piles A policeman tried to separate the men who were fighting.
to go in different directions separarse We all walked along together and separated at the crossroads.
(of a husband and wife) to start living apart from each other by choice separarse The couple separated last year.
separateness noun
separable adjective
that can be separated. separable
separately /-rət-/ adverb
in a separate way; not together por separado We each made our way to Jeff’s apartment separately.
separates /-rəts/ noun plural
garments (eg jerseys, skirts, trousers, blouses, shirts) that can be worn together in varying combinations. prendas de ropa
separation noun
the act of separating or the state or period of being separated separación They were together again after a separation of three years.
a (legal) arrangement by which a husband and wife remain married but live separately. separación
separatist /-rə-/ noun
a person who urges separation from an established political state, church etc separatista (also adjective) a separatist movement.
separatism noun
separate off phrasal verb
to make or keep (a part or parts) separate. separar, guardar aparte The rich live in areas that are separated off from the poor.
separate out phrasal verb
to make or keep separate or distinct apartar I separated out the coloured clothes from the others before putting them in the washing machine.
separate up phrasal verb ( often with into)
to divide dividir The house has been separated up into different flats.
separate is spelt with -ar- (not -er-).
(Definition of separate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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