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separate

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
separación
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
separatismo
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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