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part

adverb

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(Entry 1 of 3)

in some measure or degree
  • well, you're at least part right about her original name

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part

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of part (Entry 2 of 3)

1 one of the pieces from which something is designed to be assembled
  • the model car came in several small parts that had to be put together

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2 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group
  • wanted no part of the profits

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3 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
  • I'll do my part, so don't worry

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4 usually parts plural a broad geographical area
  • I'm not from around these parts

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part

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Synonyms & Antonyms of part (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to go or move in different directions from a central point
  • after traveling together for three weeks, we parted at Rome

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2 to leave a place often for another
  • parted with great ceremony but with little preparation for the dangers that lay ahead

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4 to stop living
  • before I part, I hope I have the opportunity to say my good-byes

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Noun

part, portion, piece, member, division, section, segment, fragment mean something less than the whole. part is a general term appropriate when indefiniteness is required. they ran only part of the way portion implies an assigned or allotted part. cut the pie into six portions piece applies to a separate or detached part of a whole. a puzzle with 500 pieces member suggests one of the functional units composing a body. a structural member division applies to a large or diversified part. the manufacturing division of the company section applies to a relatively small or uniform part. the entertainment section of the newspaper segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage. the retired segment of the population fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off. only a fragment of the play still exists

Verb

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 part was before the 12th century

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“Part.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/part. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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