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English verb: isolate

1. isolate (change) place or set apart


SamplesThey isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates.


Synonymsinsulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----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

2. isolate (change) obtain in pure form


SamplesThe chemist managed to isolate the compound.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)preisolate


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

3. isolate (change) set apart from others


SamplesThe dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on.


Synonymskeep apart, sequester, sequestrate, set apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate

4. isolate (cognition) separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology









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