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English noun: divorce

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


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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