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Synonyms of isolate in English:


  • 1 she tried to isolate herself from her family the area was evacuated and isolated until the danger had passed
    separate, set apart, segregate, detach, cut off, keep apart, cocoon, insulate, quarantine, keep in solitude, sequester, cloister, seclude, divorce, shut away, alienate, distance, exclude, keep out;
    cordon off, form a ring around, put a cordon sanitaire around, seal off, close off, fence off, rope off, screen off, tape off, curtain off, shut off, partition off
    [Antonyms] integrate
  • 2 even in a stream of traffic the laser beam can isolate the offending vehicles
    identify, single out, pick out, spot, point out, recognize, pinpoint, pin down, put one's finger on, discern, distinguish, discover, find, locate;
    [Antonyms] confuse
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