[syn: perturb, derange, throw out of kilter]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Derange \De*range"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deranged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Deranging.] [F. d['e]ranger; pref. d['e]- = d['e]s-
(L. dis) + ranger to range. See Range, and cf.
1. To put out of place, order, or rank; to disturb the proper
arrangement or order of; to throw into disorder,
confusion, or embarrassment; to disorder; to disarrange;
as, to derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of
2. To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or
the whole of a machine or organism.
A sudden fall deranges some of our internal parts.
3. To disturb in the orderly or normal action of the
intellect; to render insane.
Syn: To disorder; disarrange; displace; unsettle; disturb;
confuse; discompose; ruffle; disconcert.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane;
"The death of his parents unbalanced him" [syn:
2: throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental
Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria
and Egypt" [syn: perturb, derange, throw out of kilter]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "derange":
afflict, clutter, craze, debilitate, dement, devitalize, disable,
disarrange, disarray, discommode, discompose, dishevel, dislocate,
disorder, disorganize, distract, disturb, drive insane, drive mad,
enervate, enfeeble, frenzy, hospitalize, incapacitate, incommode,
inconvenience, indispose, invalid, lay up, litter, mad, madden,
make mad, mess, mess up, misarrange, muss, muss up, perturb,
reduce, ruffle, rummage, rumple, scatter, send mad, shatter,
sicken, tousle, turn, unbalance, unhinge, unsettle, upset,