big, deep, great, sharp
north-south, etc.
class, cultural, economic, ethnic, gender, generational, ideological, political, racial, religious, sectarian, social
partisan (esp. AmE), party

the digital divide between people with access to technology and those without


policies which have widened the divide between rich and poor

close, narrow
bridge, cross, straddle

advice on bridging cultural divides

It's a friendship which crosses the divide of social class.

a style which straddles the divide between classic and modern


attempts to address the racial divide in this country

open, open up
separate sth

a divide separating those who have access to computers and those who don't

divide between

the sharp divide between rich and poor regions

divide in

The leader's speech aimed to close the embarrassing divide in party ranks.

1 separate into parts
broadly, roughly

This report is divided broadly into two parts.

conveniently, neatly

Vegetarians divide neatly into two groups.

arbitrarily, randomly

They were randomly divided into three groups.


The children divided into three teams.

divide in two

the point where the river divides in two

2 share

The money was divided equally among his sons.


They divided their time between London and Boston.

3 cause disagreement
bitterly, deeply, seriously, sharply

This issue has bitterly divided the community.

closely, evenly
ethnically, politically, racially

The fragile peace has deteriorated in this ethnically divided city.

be divided about sth, be divided on sth, be divided over sth

Board members were deeply divided on the issue.

Divide is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cell, ↑gulf, ↑line, ↑partition, ↑path, ↑watershed
Divide is used with these nouns as the object: ↑booty, ↑country, ↑electorate, ↑nation, ↑number, ↑spoils, ↑vote, ↑world

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Divide — Di*vide , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dividing}.] [L. dividere, divisum; di = dis + root signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. {Device}, {Devise}.] 1. To part asunder (a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • divide — ► VERB 1) separate into parts. 2) distribute or share out. 3) disagree or cause to disagree. 4) form a boundary between. 5) Mathematics find how many times (a number) contains another. 6) Mathematics (of a number) be susceptible of division… …   English terms dictionary

  • Divide — Di*vide , n. A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; also called {watershed} and {water parting}. A divide on either side of which the waters drain into two different oceans is called a {continental divide}. [1913 Webster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divide — (v.) early 14c., from L. dividere to force apart, cleave, distribute, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + videre to separate, from PIE root *weidh to separate (see WIDOW (Cf. widow); also see WITH (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Divide — Di*vide , v. i. 1. To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder. Milton. [1913 Webster] The Indo Germanic family divides into three groups. J. Peile. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause separation; to disunite. [1913 Webster] A gulf, a strait, the sea …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • divide — UK US /dɪˈvaɪd/ verb ► [T] to calculate the number of times one number fits into another: »Convert the euro amount into sterling by dividing the euro amount by the exchange rate. ► [I or T] to separate, or make something separate, into different… …   Financial and business terms

  • divide — [də vīd′] vt. divided, dividing [ME dividen < L dividere, to separate, divide, distribute < di (< dis , apart) + base seen in vidua, WIDOW < IE base * weidh , to separate (prob. < wi , apart + dhē, set, DO1)] 1. to separate into… …   English World dictionary

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