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English verb: disaffect

1. disaffect (emotion) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness


SamplesShe alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to disaffect Sue


Synonymsalien, alienate, estrange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)drift apart, drift away, wean









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