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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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