separate from (someone or something)

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separate from (someone or something)

1. To split off, disconnect, or become isolated from other people or things. My friends and I separated from the tour group to look at a different exhibit on our own. The power unit keeps separating from the rest of the machine.
2. To remove and isolate someone, something, or a group from one or more other people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "separate" and "from." The teacher found that separating the boys from the girls made the class run much smoother each day. Please go through that huge stack of books and separate the ones you want to keep from the ones you want to sell.
3. To cease having a married relationship with someone without getting a divorce. My mom separate from my dad when I was 15, but they didn't get an official divorce until just last year. A: "I heard Tom is separating from his wife." B: "Oh my. I knew they'd been struggling, but I didn't know it was that bad!"
See also: separate

separate someone from (someone else)

 and separate something from something else
to segregate people or things. The nurse separated the infected people from the healthy ones. Please separate the spoiled apples from the good ones.
See also: separate

separate something from something else Go to separate someone from someone

See also: else, go, separate
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Our customer dedicated service is truly what separates us from our competition.
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K: There is nothing that separates us from the love of God in Jesus Christ.
He shows us all we need to know of Himself and His ways, in the character of Jesus, in His absolute concern for His creatures, and His abhorrence of all that separates us from Him, and each other.
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That faith includes a long-standing recognition that homosexual sex is sinful and separates us from God.
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Logical intelligence is also known as "thinking smarts," "the problem-solving intelligence," and "conscious decision making." Our power to reason and think logically is not only what separates us from the beasts, it is also responsible for all human progress.
That may help figure out what (barely) separates us from other animals.
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Augustine's recognition that "God is more intimate to me than I am to myself" finds a contemporary analogue in this Cistercian monk's reminder: The most significant voyage of discovery is "to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves."(7)