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DIVORCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does divorce mean? 

DIVORCE (noun)
  The noun DIVORCE has 1 sense:

1. the legal dissolution of a marriage

  Familiarity information: DIVORCE used as a noun is very rare.


DIVORCE (verb)
  The verb DIVORCE has 2 senses:

1. part; cease or break association with
2. get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage

  Familiarity information: DIVORCE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVORCE (noun)


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Meaning:

The legal dissolution of a marriage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

divorce; divorcement

Hypernyms ("divorce" is a kind of...):

separation (the social act of separating or parting company)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


DIVORCE (verb)


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Meaning:

Part; cease or break association with

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

disassociate; disjoint; dissociate; disunite; divorce

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "divorce" is one way to...):

break; break up; part; separate; split; split up (discontinue an association or relation; go different ways)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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Meaning:

Get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

split up; divorce

Context example:

The couple divorced after only 6 months

Hypernyms (to "divorce" is one way to...):

break; break up; part; separate; split; split up (discontinue an association or relation; go different ways)

"Divorce" entails doing...:

conjoin; espouse; get hitched with; get married; hook up with; marry; wed (take in marriage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue divorce
Sam cannot divorce Sue


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