Definitions of separate
to divide something into different parts or groups, or to make something divide into different parts or groups
They had opposed the decision to separate paramilitary prisoners.
for a husband and wife or two people in a civil partnership decide to stop living together, especially when there are problems in the relationship
There are so many things to think about when you separate from your spouse (=husband or wife).
Phrase Bank for separate
During a time of rapid change it is difficult always to separate the two.
This ideology stresses the importance of separating legislative, executive and judicial functions to prevent the concentration of power and therefore its abuse.
These two cultures were widely separated geographically.
No attempt will be made to separate out what accounting methods might do for pre-investment as distinct from post-investment.