- vt. 使分离；使分开；使分居
- vi. 分开；隔开；分居
- adj. 单独的；分开的；不同的；各自的；
- n. .分开；抽印本
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- separate:  Etymologically, separate means ‘arrange apart’. It comes from the past participle of Latin sēparāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix sē- ‘apart’ and parāre ‘arrange (in advance), furnish, make ready’ (source also of English prepare). Sever is essentially the same word as separate, in reduced form.
=> prepare, sever
- separate (v.)
- late 14c., from Latin separatus, past participle of separare "to pull apart," from se- "apart" (see secret) + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). Sever (q.v.) is a doublet, via French. Related: Separated; separating.
- separate (adj.)
- "detached, kept apart," c. 1600, from separate (v.) or from Latin separatus. Separate but equal in reference to U.S. segregation policies on railroads is attested from 1888. Separate development, official name of apartheid in South Africa, is from 1955. Related: Separately (1550s); separateness.
Frequently the colored coach is little better than a cattle car. Generally one half the smoking car is reserved for the colored car. Often only a cloth curtain or partition run half way up separates this so-called colored car from the smoke, obscene language, and foul air of the smokers' half of the car. All classes and conditions of colored humanity, from the most cultured and refined to the most degraded and filthy, without regard to sex, good breeding or ability to pay for better accommodation, are crowded into this separate, but equal (?) half car. [Rev. Norman B. Wood, "The White Side of a Black Subject," 1897]
- 1. A young man of his years needed to have a separate room.
- 2. The ability to separate out reusable elements from other waste is crucial.
- 3. The government, the executive and the judi-ciary are supposed to be separate.
- 4. If prepared many hours ahead, the mixture may separate out.
- 5. I've always kept my private and professional life separate.
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