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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] separatus, perfect passive participle of separare (separate), from sepire, saepire (enclose, hedge in).

Pronunciation

Adjective

separate (not comparable)

Positive
separate

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
    This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Not together (with); not united (to).
    I try to keep my personal life separate from work.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to separate

Third person singular
separat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to separate (third-person singular simple present separat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
    Separate the articles from the headings.
  2. (transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate.
    If the kids get too noisy, separate them for a few minutes.
  3. (intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
    The sauce will separate if you don't keep stirring.

Translations

Noun

Singular
separate

Plural
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  1. (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.

Usage notes

  • The spelling is separate. *Seperate is a common misspelling.

Italian

Verb form

separate

  1. second-person plural indicative present of separare
  2. second-person plural imperative of separare

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