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 (sĕp′ər-ə-tĭst, sĕp′rə-, sĕp′ə-rā′-)
1. One who secedes or advocates separation from a group, as from a nation or an established church.
2. One who advocates cultural, ethnic, or racial separation.

sep′a·ra·tism n.
sep′a·ra·tist adj.
sep′a·ra·tis′tic adj.


(ˈsɛpərətɪst; ˈsɛprə-) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a person who advocates or practises secession from an organization or group
b. (as modifier): a separatist movement.
ˈseparaˌtism n
ˌseparaˈtistic adj


(ˈsɛpərətɪst; ˈsɛprə-)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes not capital) a person who advocates the secession of a province, esp Quebec, from Canada
ˈSeparaˌtism n


(ˈsɛp ər ə tɪst, -əˌreɪ-)

1. a person who separates, as from a church.
2. an advocate of ecclesiastical or political separation.
3. of or pertaining to separatists.
sep′a•ra•tism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.separatist - an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
white separatist - someone who advocates a society in which white people live separately from members of other races
Adj.1.separatist - having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction"
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"


A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
المُؤَيِّد للإنْفِصال السِّياسي
ayrılıkçıbağımsızlık yanlısı


A. ADJseparatista
B. Nseparatista mf


adj [movement, party, organization] → séparatiste; [person, campaigner] → séparatiste; [activity, violence] → séparatiste
nséparatiste mf


nSeparatist(in) m(f)


[ˈsɛprətɪst] adj & nseparatista (m/f)


(ˈsepəreit) verb
1. (sometimes with into or from) to place, take, keep or force apart. He separated the money into two piles; A policeman tried to separate the men who were fighting.
2. to go in different directions. We all walked along together and separated at the cross-roads.
3. (of a husband and wife) to start living apart from each other by choice.
(-rət) adjective
1. divided; not joined. He sawed the wood into four separate pieces; The garage is separate from the house.
2. different or distinct. This happened on two separate occasions; I like to keep my job and my home life separate.
ˈseparateness noun
ˈseparable adjective
that can be separated.
ˈseparately (-rət-) adverb
in a separate way; not together.
ˈseparates (-rəts) noun plural
garments (eg jerseys, skirts, trousers, blouses, shirts) that can be worn together in varying combinations.
ˌsepaˈration noun
1. the act of separating or the state or period of being separated. They were together again after a separation of three years.
2. a (legal) arrangement by which a husband and wife remain married but live separately.
ˈseparatist (-rə-) noun
a person who urges separation from an established political state, church etc.
ˈseparatism noun
separate off
to make or keep (a part or parts) separate.
separate out
to make or keep separate or distinct.
separate up (often with into)
to divide. The house has been separated up into different flats.

separate is spelt with -ar- (not -er-).
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