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Thursday April 24, 2014

Sequester (si-KWES-ter)

To set or keep apart

Usage Examples

  • The judge sequestered the jury in the hotel in order to keep them from the influence of the media.
  • I sequestered myself in the study until I finished the report.

Word Usage Tip

Sequester and separate have similar meanings and can often be used interchangeably. But, whereas separate means to keep two or more things apart, sequester means to keep or set one thing away from the rest.

THINK... how can you use sequester in a conversation today?

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