Independent and Separate


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Independent adjective – Not being under the rule or control of another.
Usage example: finally they are an independent people, after centuries of domination by their more powerful neighbors

Separate is a synonym for independent in apart topic. In some cases you can use "Separate" instead the word "Independent" as an adjective or a noun or an adverb, when it comes to topics like autonomous, liberated, unconnected. popular alternative
Nearby Words: independence, independently, independency
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Separate adjective – Not physically attached to another unit.
Usage example: the housing development has 200 separate homes, each with its own enclosed yard

Independent is a synonym for separate in individual topic. You can use "Independent" instead the word "Separate" as an adjective or a noun or an adverb, if it concerns topics such as detached, apart, autonomous, alone. popular alternative
Nearby Words: separated, separation, separately, separating, separatist
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Things that words describes

person independent person separate person
character independent character separate character
force independent force separate force
people independent people separate people
Other nouns: group, entity, series, personality, country, nation, game, units, countries, worlds, lives, groups, beings, entities.

Both words in one sentence

  • Toontown Sometimes, they exist as a separate and independent species, and sometimes, the place itself transforms humans into Toons.
    Source: Toontown
  • The Ainulindalë and Valaquenta, which are given at the beginning, are indeed closely associated with The Silmarillion, but the Akallabêth and Of the Rings of Power, which appear at the end, are (it must be emphasised) wholly separate and independent.
  • Useful Notes / East Germany Their uniforms, though... Due to Germany still being, in many regards, an occupied country with two separate and independent governments, the Western powers (US, UK, France) had Military Liaison Missions in the GDR, allowing them to observe Soviet forces in action.
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