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English verb: dissociate

1. dissociate (social) part; cease or break association with


SamplesShe disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president.


Synonymsdisassociate, disjoint, disunite, divorce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)break, break up, part, separate, split, split up

2. dissociate (cognition) regard as unconnected


SamplesYou must dissociate these two events!.
Decouple our foreign policy from ideology.


Synonymsdecouple


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart


Antonymsassociate, colligate, link, relate, connect, tie in, link up

3. dissociate (change) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms


SamplesAcids dissociate to give hydrogen ions.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break down, break up, decompose


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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