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ESTRANGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does estrange mean? 

ESTRANGE (verb)
  The verb ESTRANGE has 2 senses:

1. remove from customary environment or associations
2. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

  Familiarity information: ESTRANGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESTRANGE (verb)


Sense 1estrange [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove from customary environment or associations

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

Her busy schedule removed her from her duties as a mother

Hypernyms (to "estrange" is one way to...):

move out; remove; take out (cause to leave)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2estrange [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

alienate; disaffect; alien; estrange

Context example:

She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

Hypernyms (to "estrange" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "estrange"):

drift apart; drift away (lose personal contact over time)

wean (detach the affections of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to estrange Sue


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