The definition of separate is to pull apart, disconnect or divide.(verb)
Separate is defined as something or someone not connected to anything or anyone else.(adjective)
An example of separate is an issue brought up at a meeting that isn't related to any other issues covered.
See separate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME separaten < L separatus, pp. of separare, to separate < se-, apart (see secede) + parare, to arrange, prepare
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verb sep·a·rat·ed, sep·a·rat·ing, sep·a·rates verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English separaten
Origin: , from Latin sēparātus
Origin: , past participle of sēparāre
Origin: : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + parāre, to prepare; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
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