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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.


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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