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segregate from (someone or something)

1. To separate or become isolated from other people or things within some larger group. The adult males of the species segregate from the rest of the herd during mass migration. The four of us just kind of segregated from the others in the class over the course of the semester.
2. To separate or isolate one or more people or things from other people or things within some larger group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "from." The teacher wanted to segregate the boys from the girls in the classroom. We're trying to segregate these aberrant data sets from the rest of the results.
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segregate into (something or some place)

1. To separate into one or more groups or sections isolated from some larger group. Instead of mingling and intermixing at the company picnic, everyone just segregated into little groups of people from their departments. The cells tend to segregate into separate groups following exposure to the radiation.
2. To separate one or more people or things into one or more groups or sections that are discrete or isolated from some larger group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "into." The teacher segregated me into a group with the other three boys in the class. We'll need to segregate these data points into discrete groups in order to evaluate the effect of the experiment.
3. To separate one or more people or things into some place or thing that is removed or isolated from others within a group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "segregate" and "into." We need to be careful to segregate any produce showing signs of disease into their own storage containers, lest we risk cross-contaminating the rest of the harvest. The new king began segregating all people who had shown loyalty to the previous ruler into labor camps.
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segregate (someone) from (someone else)

 and segregate (something) from (something else)
to separate someone from someone else or something from something else. I was asked to segregate the swimmers from the nonswimmers. Let's segregate the larger fish from the smaller ones.
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segregate (someone, something, or an animal) into something

to isolate someone, an animal, or something into something or a special place. We segregated the infected people into a separate room. Let's segregate the white pigs into a different pen.
See also: segregate

segregate something from something else Go to segregate someone from someone

See also: else, go, segregate
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at 726 (noting that the great majority of new schools were being constructed in either all-black or all-white neighborhoods, thereby exacerbating the segregative conditions of schools); see also Swarm, 402 U.S.
491, 590-95 (1979) (discussing studies concluding that FHA-assisted housing programs tend to maintain, if not exacerbate, existing segregative housing patterns).
Cette demarche segregative s'explique par le fait que la presidence ne porte pas dans son coeur la responsable ecartee et desire son abolition pure et simple.
Congressional, rather than judicial, correction of racially segregative zoning is urged as a more attractive alternative." (457) Perhaps the same could be said for exclusionary architecture: this is a problem that local (or state) governments should attack, not the courts.
The project teams in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have made an attempt to ascertain which languages the students in the capitals and segregative areas of the corresponding countries use at home and in school, what is their respective level of competency, choice, predominance and preference, as well as the repertoire of language both in school and at home.
As Bell and many other race scholars have argued, one of the forces behind Brown II was the desire to allow integration on terms that the white South could accept, (52) including poor and working-class Whites who depended on a segregative system to validate their superiority to minorities.
Fordice about the persistence of bad intent is particularly trenchant: It is safe to assume that a policy adopted during the de jure era, if it produces segregative effects, reflects a discriminatory intent.
(172) However, in turning to gifted education specifically, the court found that while the board's past actions had a segregative effect on students, there was no evidence that it continued to engage in intentional discrimination with regard to admitting students into its gifted programs.
[10] Having so firmly taken this position, the Court has naturally not been receptive to arguments to the effect that all de facto segregation is unconstitutional or that the scope of the remedies for de jure segregation should be independent of the scope of segregative acts.
Just as institutionalization grew out of economic change, so deinstitutionalization was based on the recognition that a segregative social control policy was too expensive and that an inexpensive (and equally ineffectual) alternative was available.
On deplorera alors le maintien de cette attitude segregative dont les repercussions tendent a semer une profonde reaction d'indignation chez des citoyens frappes par la privation et l'exclusive.
189, 208 (1973) (ruling that "a finding of intentionally segregative school board actions in a meaningful portion of a school system ...
So, I ask students to consider the decree, which states that there were segregative acts through the 1950s, and that the system was not desegregated until the early 1980s.
1,(43) the Court announced its intent to examine "intentionally segregative school board actions" as the litmus test for compliance with the Equal Protection Clause.
More than thirty years later, in 1998, in one of his last published opinions, he responded to a panel majority that dismissed a challenge to a segregative public school proposal on the grounds that it was "not ripe for review"(54) by insisting that "[t]his case is so bursting with over-ripeness that it emits an unpleasant odor."(55)