Separate and Unite


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Separate verb – To set or force apart.
Usage example: we tried to separate the gluey pages, but they were stuck tight

Unite is an antonym for separate in topics: distinguish, come apart, isolate, keep or set apart, part company in a romantic.
Nearby Words: separated, separation, separately, separating, separatist
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Unite verb – To come together to form a single unit.
Usage example: using the microscope, we watched the water droplets unite into a single pool

Separate is an antonym for unite in topics: share, combine.
Nearby Words: unity, uniting
Antonyms for Unite
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Common collocations

humanity separate humanity unite humanity
life separate life unite life
couple separate couple unite couple
everyone separate everyone unite everyone
Other nouns: humans, souls, enemies, fighters, heroes.

Both words in one sentence

  • The trope is played a little, though; the stories start separated, then unite, and then separate again.
  • The Screen Behind the Mirror received negative critical reaction for sampling Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" from his work Carmina Burana across four separate songs, to thematically unite the album.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien They're all about cosmic cycles, "star-forging", and re-creating themselves out of separate species that they engineer and eventually unite.
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