Definitions for estrangeɪˈstreɪndʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to alienate the affections of; make unfriendly or hostile.
to remove to or keep at a distance.
* Syn: estrange , alienate , disaffect share the sense of turning away from a state of affection, comradeship, or allegiance. estrange refers to the replacement of affection by apathy or hostility; it often involves physical separation: lovers estranged by a misunderstanding. alienate often emphasizes the cause of antagonism: His inconsiderate behavior alienated his friends. disaffect usu. refers to relationships involving allegiance or loyalty rather than love or affection: disaffected workers ready to strike.
Origin of estrange:
1475–85; < MF, OF estranger < ML exstrāneāre
remove from customary environment or associations
"years of boarding school estranged the child from her home"
estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect(verb)
arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
To cause to feel less close or friendly; alienate. To cease contact with (particularly of a family member or spouse, especially in form estranged).
To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations.
Origin: From estranger, from extraneus (from which also English strange, stranger). Also see Spanish: extraño.
to withdraw; to withhold; hence, reflexively, to keep at a distance; to cease to be familiar and friendly with
to divert from its original use or purpose, or from its former possessor; to alienate
to alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from attachment to enmity or indifference
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