Separate vs. Separately

By Jaxson

  • Separate (adjective)

    Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).

    “This chair can be disassembled into five separate pieces.”

  • Separate (adjective)

    Not together (with); not united (to).

    “I try to keep my personal life separate from work.”

  • Separate (verb)

    To divide (a thing) into separate parts.

    “Separate the articles from the headings.”

  • Separate (verb)

    To disunite something from one thing; To disconnect.

  • Separate (verb)

    To cause (things or people) to be separate.

    “If the kids get too noisy, separate them for a few minutes.”

  • Separate (verb)

    To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.

    “The sauce will separate if you don’t keep stirring.”

  • Separate (verb)

    To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.

  • Separate (noun)

    Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.

  • Separately (adverb)

    In a separate manner; not together; apart.

    “We’ve been living separately for three years.”


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