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divide

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of divide

  1. 1 to set or force apart volunteers divided the donated groceries into several dozen piles Synonyms of divide break up, decouple, disassociate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, separate, divorce, part, ramify, resolve, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyokeWords Related to divide break down, decompose, disassemble, disintegrate, dissolve; bifurcate, bisect, cleave, dichotomize, dissect, fractionalize, fractionate, halve, partition, quarter, segment, subdivide, trisect; fragment, fragmentate, fragmentize; break, fracture, pull, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, tear; cut off, insulate, isolate, seclude, segregate, sequester; detach, disengage, disentangle, unravel, untieNear Antonyms of divide assemble, associate, blend, combine, mingle, mix; connect, couple; accumulate, agglutinate, attach, bind, cement, close, fasten, fuse, knit, stick, weldAntonyms of divide join, link, unify, unite

  2. 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 Synonyms of divide branch (out), diverge, separate, fork, part, spreadWords Related to divide bestrew, break up, broadcast, clear out, disband, dispel, disperse, dissipate, distribute, scatter, sow; distance, recede, retreatNear Antonyms of divide assemble, gather, meetAntonyms of divide converge, join

Synonym Discussion of divide

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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