Definition of detach:
- To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; - the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
- To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage.
- To separate for a special object or use; - used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.
discriminate, go over, steal, break away, divert, disjoint, withdraw, break off, appropriate, purloin, assemble, chip, distinguish, abstract, chip off, come away, take away, come off, go off, distract.
- loosen (part of speech: verb)
- dissociate (part of speech: verb)
- scatter (part of speech: verb)
- seclude (part of speech: verb)
separate (part of speech: verb)
Should these institutions detach the attention and influence of the wealthy, from the generous support of town Schools, is it not to be feared that useful learning, instruction and social feelings in the early parts of life, may cease to be so equally and universally disseminated, as it has heretofore been.- "The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4", Samuel Adams.
- "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
- "India and the Indians", Edward F. Elwin.