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Definition of 'divide'


  1. a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  2. a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
       Synonyms: watershed water parting


  1. separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
       Synonyms: split split up separate dissever carve up
       Antonyms: unite unify
  2. perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
       Synonyms: fraction
       Antonyms: multiply
  3. act as a barrier between; stand between; "The mountain range divides the two countries"
       Synonyms: separate
  4. come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
       Synonyms: separate part
  5. make a division or separation
       Synonyms: separate
  6. force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
       Synonyms: separate disunite part

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