Separate

What is Separate?

Separate is (adj)  not together or attached They are in separate rooms. The house has one bathroom with a separate toilet. The dogs were kept separate from the other pets. Can you give us two sepa- rate invoices? to send something under separate cover to send something in a differ- ent envelope or parcel(verb) 1. to divide people or things The personnel are separated into part-timers and full-time staff. The teacher separated the class into two groups. 2. to keep people or things apart The police tried to separate the two gangs. Is it possible to separate religion and poli- tics? 3. to break away from a partner and be- come independent They are arguing all the time – it wouldn’t surprise me if they were to separate. The Baltic states separated from Russia.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level