"divides" in the noun sense
a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
2. watershed, water parting, divide
a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
"divides" in the verb sense
1. divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up
separate into parts or portions
"divide the cake into three equal parts"
"The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
2. divide, fraction
perform a division
"Can you divide 49 by seven?"
3. separate, divide
act as a barrier between stand between
"The mountain range divides the two countries"
4. separate, divide, part
"The two pieces that we had glued separated"
5. separate, divide
make a division or separation
6. separate, disunite, divide, part
force, take, or pull apart
"He separated the fighting children"
"Moses parted the Red Sea"
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