English verb: insulate
|1.||insulate (change) protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material|
|Samples||We had his bedroom insulated before winter came.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||soundproof, weatherstrip|
|2.||insulate (change) place or set apart|
|Samples||They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||discriminate, separate, single out|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cloister, ghettoise, ghettoize, maroon, quarantine, seclude, segregate, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw|