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2 to go or move in different directions from a central point
  • the group divided based on those who wanted to go swimming and those who didn't

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separate, part, divide, sever, sunder, divorce mean to become or cause to become disunited or disjointed. separate may imply any of several causes such as dispersion, removal of one from others, or presence of an intervening thing. separated her personal life from her career part implies the separating of things or persons in close union or association. vowed never to part divide implies separating into pieces or sections by cutting or breaking. civil war divided the nation sever implies violence especially in the removal of a part or member. a severed limb sunder suggests violent rending or wrenching apart. a city sundered by racial conflict divorce implies separating two things that commonly interact and belong together. cannot divorce scientific research from moral responsibility

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The first known use of divide was in the 14th century

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“Divide.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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