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  Definition of divide
  1. a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
  2. a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  3. perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
  4. force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
  5. come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  6. make a division or separation
  7. separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
  8. act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"
Similar Words: watershed, water parting, fraction, separate, disunite, part, split, split up, dissever, carve up

 

Hyponyms: continental divide, Great Divide, halve, quarter, compartmentalize, compartmentalise, cut up, polarize, polarise, sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate, disjoin, disjoint, disarticulate, disconnect, cut, tear, joint, gin, break, sever, break up, rupture, snap, bust, subdivide, calve, chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off, detach, come away, segregate, segment, reduce, section, partition, partition off, dismember, take apart, discerp, gerrymander, zone, disperse, dissipate, dispel, scatter, rail, rail off, shut off, close off, format, initialize, initialise, sectionalize, sectionalise, triangulate, unitize, unitise, lot, parcel, sliver, splinter, paragraph, canton, Balkanize, Balkanise

 

Derivational Morphology: separate, fraction, division, separation, breakup, detachment, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation, split, splitter, divider, watershed, water parting

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: verdelen   Estonian: jagama  
Finnish: jakaa   French: diviser  
German: aufteilen   Hebrew: לחלק  
Italian: dividere   Japanese: 分割  
Korean: 나누다   Telugu: విభజించు  
 
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