Difference in use: segregate versus separate

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #179 [color=blue]“Entrepreneurship”, question 5

The entrepreneur’s connection with risk evolved in the 17th century, when an entrepreneur was someone who entered into a contract with the government to perform a service or to supply products.

(a) simulated
(b) stimulated
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(d) stipulated

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #179 [color=blue]“Entrepreneurship”, answer 5

The entrepreneur’s connection with risk evolved in the 17th century, when an entrepreneur was someone who entered into a contract with the government to perform a service or to supply stipulated products.

Correct answer: (d) stipulated
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Can you help me expound the different usage of segregate and separate?

jincdong

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Separate is simply sorting things into different kinds. Segregate is separating a kind from everything else, and is best reserved for racial or other social segregation of people, with which the word is popularly associated.
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