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English verb: take apart

1. take apart (creation) take apart into its constituent pieces

Synonymsbreak apart, break up, disassemble, dismantle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

Antonymsassemble, put together, tack together, piece, set up, tack

2. take apart (contact) divide into pieces

SamplesOur department was dismembered when our funding dried up.
The Empire was discerped after the war.

Synonymsdiscerp, dismember

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

3. take apart (cognition) make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features

SamplesAnalyze a specimen.
Analyze a sentence.
Analyze a chemical compound.

Synonymsanalyse, analyze, break down, dissect

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)botanise, botanize, parse

Antonymssynthesise, synthesize

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