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To take apart from; to take off.
French détacher from Old French destachier des- de- attachier to attach attach
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French destachier, from the same root as attach; compare French détacher and Portuguese destacar.
It is, therefore, impossible to detach Ex.
Meanwhile he sought to detach Great Britain and Austria from the alliance.
Truth and error are about the individual and attach or detach predicates correctly and incorrectly.
In 1810 he was accredited to the court of Dresden, where he tried in vain to detach Saxony from Napoleon, and in 1814 he accompanied his father on a secret mission to Rome.
But no territorial power had as yet arisen in North Germany capable of subjugating and utilizing the towns, though it could detach the inland towns from the League.
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