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Definition of divide:

  1. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.
  2. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
  3. To break friendship; to fall out.
  4. To cause separation; to disunite.
  5. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns.
  6. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
  7. To have a share; to partake.
  8. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share.
  9. To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
  10. To part asunder ( a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
  11. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
  12. To separate into species; - said of a genus or generic term.
  13. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.
  14. To subject to arithmetical division.
  15. To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members separating themselves into two parties ( as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes.

Synonyms:

select, sort out, classify, differentiate, tell, mete out, separate, severalize, single out, count off, assort, collect, section, ramify, pull away, carve, dissever, landmark, start, watershed, unbind, intersect, start out, grant, class, take off, dole, cut off, fall apart, rive, depart, combine, part, fraction, set apart, water parting, drainage basin, graduate, dislocate, break down, award, destine, cross, parcel out, turning point, demarcate, assemble, split, set forth, severalise, dissolve, unchain, come apart, catchment area, secern, cut up, chop, furcate, distinguish, burst, appoint, set out, discriminate, divvy, quarter, dole out, carve up, hew, catchment basin, unite, undo, split up, slash, splinter, drainage area, secernate, sort, diverge, break up, set off, break open, unravel, portion out, split off, disentangle, arrange, disjoint, tell apart, loose, isolate, disunite, river basin, basin.

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