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verb     divorce pronunciation in American English
/dɪˈvɔrs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydivorce
he/she/itdivorces
present participledivorcing
past tensedivorced
past participledivorced
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to take legal action to end your marriage. If two people agree to stop living together, but do not legally end their marriage, they separate

    She still refuses to divorce him.

    Paula’s parents divorced when she was only a child.

  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] to completely separate one thing from another so that they are not connected in any way

    Politics should not be divorced from the lives of ordinary people.

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