separate(redirected from separating the sheep from the goats)
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separateadjective alone, apart, asunder, departing, detached, different, disassociated, disconnected, disjoined, disjointed, disjunct, disparate, disrelated, dissimilar, dissociated, distinct, disunited, divergent, divided, divorced, independent, individual, insular, isolated, lone, loose, parted, removed, secluded, secretus, segregated, separated, separatus, set apart, severed, split, sundered, unaccompanied, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, unattended, unconnected
Associated concepts: separate action, separate cause of action, separate maintenance
separateverb alienate, break, break off, break up, cleave, come apart, come between, cut adrift, cut off, disassociate, disband, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, dismember, dispart, disperse, dissever, dissolve, disunite, divide, exclude, fractionize, hold apart, intersect, keep apart, part, part company, part ways, rend, rive, rupture, section, sectionalize, segment, separare, set apart, sever, splinter, split, split up, tear, unbind, uncouple, unloose, unmarry, unravel, untie, unyoke, winnow
Associated concepts: annul, divorce
See also: abandon, alienate, alone, apart, bifurcate, bipartite, classify, cross, cull, demarcate, detach, dichotomize, disband, disconnected, discontinue, discrete, discriminate, disengage, disentangle, disjoint, disjunctive, disorganize, disparate, disperse, dissociate, distill, distinct, distinguish, divide, eliminate, estrange, except, excise, exclude, exclusive, extract, extrinsic, foreign, impertinent, individual, insular, insulate, interrupt, irrelative, irrelevant, isolate, liberate, luxate, particular, private, purge, relegate, remove, screen, secede, seclude, select, sequester, sever, singular, sole, solitary, sort, specific, split, sporadic, subdivide, substantive, unrelated, withdraw