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segregate

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verb seg·re·gate \ˈse-gri-ˌgāt\

Simple Definition of segregate

  • : to separate groups of people because of their particular race, religion, etc.

  • : to not allow people of different races to be together in (a place, such as a school)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of segregate

segregated

segregating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to separate or set apart from others or from the general mass :  isolate

  3. 2 :  to cause or force the separation of (as from the rest of society)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  separate, withdraw

  6. 2 :  to practice or enforce a policy of segregation

  7. 3 :  to undergo genetic segregation

segregative

play \-ˌgā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of segregate in a sentence

  1. The civil rights movement fought against practices that segregated blacks and whites.

  2. Many states at that time continued to segregate public schools.



Origin and Etymology of segregate

Latin segregatus, past participle of segregare, from se- apart + greg-, grex herd — more at secede


First Known Use: 1542

Rhymes with segregate

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segregate

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noun seg·re·gate \ˈse-gri-gət, -ˌgāt\

Definition of segregate

  1. :  one that is in some respect segregated; especially :  one that differs genetically from the parental line because of genetic segregation



1871

First Known Use of segregate

1871


SEGREGATE Defined for Kids

segregate

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verb seg·re·gate \ˈse-gri-ˌgāt\

Definition of segregate for Students

segregated

segregating

  1. :  to separate a race, class, or group from the rest of society



Word Root of segregate

The Latin word grex, meaning “flock,”and its form gregis give us the root greg. Words from the Latin grex have something to do with flocks or groups. Anyone gregarious, or social, enjoys being part of the flock. To congregate is to gather as a flock or crowd. To segregate is to separate away from others or away from the flock.


Medical Dictionary

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segregate

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intransitive verb seg·re·gate \ˈseg-ri-ˌgāt\

Medical Definition of segregate

segregated

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segregating

  1. :  to undergo genetic segregation




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segregate

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noun seg·re·gate \-gət\

Medical Definition of segregate

  1. :  an individual or class of individuals differing in one or more genetic characters from the parental line usually because of segregation of genes




Law Dictionary

segregate

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verb seg·re·gate \ˈse-gri-ˌgāt\

Legal Definition of segregate

segregated

segregating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause or force the separation of; specifically :  to separate (persons) on the basis of race, religion, or national origin
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to practice or enforce a policy of segregation

segregative

\-ˌgā-tiv\ play adjective




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