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Synonyms for divide
dɪˈvaɪddi·vide

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. divideverb

    To separate into two or more parts.

    If you're heading to the coast, you'll have to cross the divide first.

    Synonyms:
    partition, cut up, shear, split up, separate, split

  2. divideverb

    Synonyms:
    share out, divi up, divide up, share

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. divide

    Allot, originally to assign by lot, applies to the giving of a definite thing to a certain person. A portion or extent of time is allotted; as, I expect to live out my allotted time. A definite period is appointed; as, the audience assembled at the appointed hour. Allot may also refer to space; as, to allot a plot of ground for a cemetery; but we now oftener use select, set apart, or assign. Allot is not now used of persons. Appoint may be used of time, space, or person; as, the appointed day; the appointed place; an officer was appointed to this station. Destine may also refer to time, place, or person, but it always has reference to what is considerably in the future; a man appoints to meet his friend in five minutes; he destines his son to follow his own profession. Assign is rarely used of time, but rather of places, persons, or things. We assign a work to be done and assign a man to do it, who, if he fails, must assign a reason for not doing it. That which is allotted, appointed, or assigned is more or less arbitrary; that which is awarded is the due requital of something the receiver has done, and he has right and claim to it; as, the medal was awarded for valor. Compare APPORTION.

    Synonyms:
    allot, appoint, apportion, assign, award, destine, distribute, give, grant, mete out, portion out, select, set apart

    Antonyms:
    appropriate, confiscate, deny, refuse, resume, retain, seize, withhold

    Preposition:
    Allot to a company for a purpose.

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. dividenoun

    a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)

    Synonyms:
    water parting, watershed

    Antonyms:
    multiply, unite, unify

  2. watershed, water parting, divideverb

    a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

    Synonyms:
    river basin, drainage area, landmark, catchment area, watershed, drainage basin, catchment basin, turning point, basin, water parting

    Antonyms:
    unite, multiply, unify

  3. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve upverb

    separate into parts or portions

    "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, distinguish, classify, cleave, split up, fork, differentiate, fraction, break up, rive, single out, part, come apart, carve up, sort, severalize, split, break, fall apart, severalise, dissever, furcate, assort, class, discriminate, branch, break open, secern, separate, divorce, disunite, tell, burst, sort out, ramify, secernate

    Antonyms:
    unite, unify, multiply

  4. divide, fractionverb

    perform a division

    "Can you divide 49 by seven?"

    Synonyms:
    separate, split, disunite, part, carve up, dissever, fraction, split up

    Antonyms:
    unite, unify, multiply

  5. separate, divideverb

    act as a barrier between; stand between

    "The mountain range divides the two countries"

    Synonyms:
    assort, carve up, separate, come apart, fork, classify, sort out, dissever, differentiate, class, distinguish, part, break, disunite, severalise, fraction, furcate, fall apart, severalize, secernate, break up, split up, split, sort, secern, tell apart, tell, branch, single out, ramify, discriminate

    Antonyms:
    unify, unite, multiply

  6. separate, divide, partverb

    come apart

    "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, distinguish, start, classify, start out, differentiate, split up, fork, tell, fraction, break up, come apart, single out, part, carve up, sort, severalize, split, break, fall apart, severalise, dissever, furcate, depart, assort, set off, class, discriminate, branch, take off, secern, separate, disunite, set forth, sort out, ramify, secernate, set out

    Antonyms:
    unite, unify, multiply

  7. separate, divideverb

    make a division or separation

    Synonyms:
    assort, carve up, separate, come apart, fork, classify, sort out, dissever, differentiate, class, distinguish, part, break, disunite, severalise, fraction, furcate, fall apart, severalize, secernate, break up, split up, split, sort, secern, tell apart, tell, branch, single out, ramify, discriminate

    Antonyms:
    unify, unite, multiply

  8. separate, disunite, divide, partverb

    force, take, or pull apart

    "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, distinguish, start, classify, assort, disassociate, start out, differentiate, split up, fork, tell, fraction, break up, come apart, single out, part, carve up, sort, severalize, split, break, fall apart, severalise, dissever, furcate, depart, dissociate, set off, class, discriminate, branch, take off, secern, separate, divorce, disunite, set forth, sort out, ramify, disjoint, secernate, set out

    Antonyms:
    unite, multiply, unify

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bisect

    to bisect is to divide something into halves, with is the same thing as to divide.

    the girl divided her apple. the girl bisected her apple.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. divideverb

    Synonyms:
    sever, sunder, part, separate, cleave, disunite

  2. divideverb

    Synonyms:
    keep apart, put a barrier between

  3. divideverb

    Synonyms:
    make hostile, make discordant, set at variance

  4. divideverb

    Synonyms:
    distribute, allot, apportion, assign, share, mete, dispense, deal out, parcel out, portion out

  5. divideverb

    Synonyms:
    part, separate, cleave, open, be divided, be separated

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How to use divide in a sentence?

  1. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    Our democracy itself is in the crosshairs, we continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States.

  2. Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman:

    Political speakers who are careful about what they do, and who are advised by lawyers, may be chilled from communicating on the Internet, in the light of a 3-3 divide on the commission, there is definitely a chilling effect.

  3. Danielle DiMartino Booth:

    This will exacerbate the divide, two weeks of delayed reopening won't affect Target or Walmart. But for small businesses barely holding on, it could make the difference between life and death.

  4. Guy Philippe:

    We are ready for war, we will divide the country.

  5. Asra Nomani:

    Most rational thinkers agree that public schools should not be home to political activism, from any side of the political divide, but public schools across America, from Boston to Seattle, have opened their doors for activist teachings from the divisive Black Lives Matter political organization, under the cover of a week of action, called ‘Black Lives Matter at School,’ children as young as 5 years old are being trained how to be political activists.


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