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Definition of divide noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular]
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  1. 1a difference between two groups of people that separates them from each other the North/South divide divide between A and B the divide between liberals and conservatives
  2. between rivers
  3. 2a line of high land that separates two systems of rivers synonym watershed see also Continental Divide
  4. Word Familydivide verb noundivision noundivisive adjectivedivide verb noundivision noundivisive adjectiveIdioms
    bridge the gap/gulf/divide (between A and B)
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    to reduce or get rid of the differences that exist between two things or groups of people
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: divide