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English verb: estrange

1. estrange (social) remove from customary environment or associations


SamplesYears of boarding school estranged the child from her home.


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


Broader (hypernym)move out, remove, take out

2. estrange (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 estrange Sue


Synonymsalien, alienate, disaffect


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)drift apart, drift away, wean









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