(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. separate; partition, allot, assign; split [up], part; distribute, share; divvy (sl.). See apportionment, disjunction.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To separate by parting]
Syn. separate, part, cut up, partition, split up, sever, sunder, split, cut, fence off, disunite, disconnect, disjoin, detach, disengage, dissolve, rupture, break, dissever, dismember, unravel, carve, cleave, section, subdivide, intersect, cross, bisect, fork, branch, diverge, divaricate, rend, tear, segment, halve, quarter, dislocate, break down, demarcate, graduate, divorce, dissociate, alienate, estrange, insulate, isolate, loose, unchain, undo, unbind, count off, pull away, disentangle, chop, hew, slash, carve, splinter, split off, cut off, pull to pieces, tear apart, break apart, segregate, classify, sort, arrange, distribute, tear limb from limb*; see also break 1 , cut 1 , separate 2 .
Ant. unite*, combine, connect.
2. [To distribute]
Syn. share, deal, dole, apportion; see distribute 1 .
See Synonym Study at distribute , separate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. separate sever, cleave, part, split, cut, rend, halve, quarter, bisect, sunder, disjoin, disconnect, segregate, section.
2. apportion distribute, share, allocate, mete out, dole, dispense, *divvy up, portion, ration, deal.
3. classify group, categorize, label, sort, arrange.
ANT.: 1. join, unite, fuse
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make a division into parts, sections, or branches: break up, dissever, part, partition, section, segment, separate. See ASSEMBLE, PART. 2. To separate into branches or branchlike parts: bifurcate, branch (out), diverge, fork, ramify, subdivide. See PART. 3. To become or cause to become apart one from another: break, detach, disjoin, disjoint, disunite, divorce, part, separate, split (up). Idioms: part company, set at odds. See ASSEMBLE. 4. To give out in portions or shares: deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, parcel out, portion (out), ration (out), share. Slang: divvy. See COLLECT.

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