US: /ˈsɛpɝˌeɪt/, /ˈsɛpɝɪt/, /ˈsɛpɹət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

separate /'seprit/
  • tính từ
    • riêng rẽ, rời, không dính với nhau
      • the two questions are essentially separate: về căn bản, hai vấn đề đó không dính với nhau
      • separate estate: của riêng (của đàn bà có chồng)
      • separate maintenance: tiền cấp cho vợ (sau khi đã thoả thuận không ở với nhau nữa)
  • danh từ
    • vặt rời
    • bản in rời (bài trích ở báo...)
    • quần lẻ, áo lẻ (của đàn bà)
    • động từ
      • làm rời ra, phân ra, chia ra
        • to separate something into parts: chia vật gì ra làm nhiều phần
      • tách ra, gạn ra...
        • to separate the milk: gạn kem ở sữa ra
      • phân đôi, chia đôi
        • this range of mountain separates the two countries: dãy núi này chia đôi hai nước
      • chia tay, rời
        • to separate from somebody: chia tay ai
      • phân tán, đi mỗi người một ngả

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, verb
    + adjective
    1 ~ (from sth/sb) forming a unit by itself; not joined to sth else: separate bedrooms / offices + Raw meat must be kept separate from cooked meat. + The school is housed in two separate buildings. + Write a list of names on a separate piece of paper.
    2 [usually before noun] different; not connected: It happened on three separate occasions. + For the past three years they have been leading totally separate lives.
    separateness noun [U, sing.]: Japan's long-standing sense of separateness and uniqueness
    Idioms: go your separate ways
    1 to end a relationship with sb: When the business was sold they went their separate ways.
    2 to go in a different direction from sb you have been travelling with
    more at COVER n.
    + verb
    1 ~ (sth) (from / and sth) to divide into different parts or groups; to divide things into different parts or groups: [V] Stir the sauce constantly so that it does not separate. + [VN] It is impossible to separate belief from emotion. + Separate the eggs (= separate the YOLK from the white). + Make a list of points and separate them into 'desirable' and 'essential'.
    2 ~ sb/sth (from / and sb/sth) to move apart; to make people or things move apart: [V] We separated into several different search parties. + South America separated from Africa 200 million years ago. + South America and Africa separated 200 million years ago. + [VN] Police tried to separate the two men who were fighting. + The war separated many families. + Those suffering from infectious diseases were separated from the other patients.
    3 [VN] ~ sb (from / and sb) to be between two people, areas, countries, etc. so that they are not touching or connected: A thousand kilometres separates the two cities. + A high wall separated our back yard from the playing field.
    4 [V] ~ (from sb) to stop living together as a couple with your husband, wife or partner: He separated from his wife after 20 years of marriage. + They separated last year.
    5 [VN] ~ sb/sth (from sb/sth) to make sb/sth different in some way from sb/sth else: Politics is the only thing that separates us (= that we disagree about). + Her lack of religious faith separated her from the rest of her family. + The judges found it impossible to separate the two contestants (= they gave them equal scores). + Only four points separate the top three teams.
    Idioms see MAN n., SHEEP, WHEAT
    Phrasal Verbs: separate out
    separate sth<->out to divide into different parts; to divide sth into different parts: to separate out different meanings + The material is reprocessed to separate out impurities.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 disjoin, pull or take or break apart, come or fall apart, fall or take or break to pieces, split or divide or break (up), split or break (off or away), disconnect, disengage, part, partition, sort (out), uncouple, disarticulate, disassemble, unhook, detach, disunite, unyoke, disentangle, unravel:
    In order to clean it, I first have to separate all the individual elements of the motor. The glue didn't hold, and the vase separated into a dozen fragments. Separate this yarn into different piles
    2 distinguish, discriminate, analyse, sort, break down, classify, segregate, single out, sequester, type, codify, organize, split up; group, collate:
    What criteria are used to separate the men from the boys, the sheep from the goats, or the wheat from the chaff?
    3 split or break up, part (company), divide (up), disband, divorce:
    After ten years we separated, and each went our own way.
    4 fork, split (up or off), bifurcate, diverge, branch:
    Beyond the river, the road to Norton separates from the main road.
    5 divided, separated, disjoined, disconnected, detached, isolated, discrete, distinct, individual, independent, solitary, different:
    Sort these books by subject into separate piles.
    6 different, independent, unrelated, other:
    How you behave when you are not at home is a separate matter.
    7 withdrawn, solitary, alone, shut or closed off or away, apart, detached, removed, cloistered, secluded, sequestered, isolated, separated:
    He prefers a separate existence, far away from the rest of the world.

    Collocation dictionary


    be | become | remain | keep sb/sth
    The women are kept separate from the men.
    | consider sth


    very, widely
    I kept my two lives very separate. species from widely separate parts of the world
    | absolutely, completely, entirely, quite, totally, wholly
    The waste water is kept entirely separate from the rainwater.
    | largely | rather, relatively, somewhat | essentially
    The two groups are essentially separate and independent.
    | apparently | hitherto, previously
    to merge the two previously separate businesses
    | geographically, physically


    a lifestyle which is quite separate from that of her parents

    1 move/keep people/things apart


    completely, totally | carefully | clearly
    These two branches of the science have now become clearly separated.
    | effectively | easily, readily
    One cannot easily separate moral, social and political issues.
    | formally | legally | physically, spatially | out
    A magnet separates out scrap iron from the rubbish.


    attempt to, try to | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to
    It was impossible to separate the rival fans.


    separating the boys from the girls
    | into
    I separated the documents into two piles.


    sharply separated
    The disciplines of science and engineering are not always sharply separated.
    | widely separated
    The two groups became widely separated.

    2 stop living together




    decide to


    She is separated from her husband.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    +a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
    +act as a barrier between; stand between
    +force, take, or pull apart
    +mark as different
    +separate into parts or portions
    +come apart
    +divide into components or constituents
    +arrange or order by classes or categories
    +become separated into pieces or fragments
    +make a division or separation
    +discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    +go one's own way; move apart
    +treat differently on the basis of sex or race
    +divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
    +independent; not united or joint
    +standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    +not living together as man and wife
    +characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
    +separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
    +have the connection undone; having become separate