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English verb: set apart

1. set apart (cognition) select something or someone for a specific purpose

SamplesThe teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise.

Synonymsassign, specify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

Narrower (hyponym)dedicate, detail

2. set apart (change) set apart from others

SamplesThe dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on.

Synonymsisolate, keep apart, sequester, sequestrate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate

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