One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she tried to isolate herself from her family’
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
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
sort out, filter out, separate out, weed out
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