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To separate an object or area into parts - thesaurus

Synonyms

take apart

to separate an object into pieces

take down

to separate a large structure into pieces

divide

verb

to separate people or things into smaller groups or parts

break down

to divide something such as a total amount into separate parts

carve up

to divide something such as land between different people or countries, especially in a way that seems unfair

split

verb

to divide or break something into several parts, or to be divided or broken into several parts

split

verb

to share something by dividing it into separate parts

screen off

to separate one part of a room from another, for example to make it more private

branch

verb

to divide into two or more parts

dismantle

verb

to separate the parts of something such as a machine so that they no longer form a single unit

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More synonyms

atomise

a British spelling of atomize

atomize

verb

to break or divide something into very small parts

bisect

verb

to divide something into two equal halves, especially in mathematics

break up

to divide a large area or a period of time into smaller parts so that it does not seem so big or long

cut

verb

to divide an area into two or more parts

disassemble

verb

formal to take something apart in order to repair it or understand how it works

fence off

to separate an area by surrounding it with a fence

intersect

verb

to divide a place or a surface by lines, roads etc

partition

verb

to divide a country into two or more separate countries

partition off

to separate an area from the rest of a room with a partition

section off

to separate something into different parts or areas

separate

verb

to divide something, or become divided, into different parts

stake out

to mark an area with fences or posts to show that it belongs to someone

strip

verb

to take something such as a machine apart

strip down

to take something such as a machine apart

subdivide

verb

to divide the parts of something that has already been divided

wall off

to separate a small space from a larger one by building a wall or by permanently closing a door

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