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English noun: divorce

1. divorce (act) the legal dissolution of a marriage


Synonymsdivorcement


Broader (hypernym)separation


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: divorce

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


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


Synonymsdisassociate, disjoint, dissociate, disunite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


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

2. divorce (social) get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage


SamplesThe couple divorced after only 6 months.


ExamplesSam and Sue divorce, Sam cannot divorce Sue


Synonymssplit up


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


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


Entailconjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry, wed









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