2. [syn: estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Estrange \Es*trange"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estranged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Estranging.] [OF. estrangier to remove, F.
['e]tranger, L. extraneare to treat as a stranger, from
extraneus strange. See Strange.]
1. To withdraw; to withhold; hence, reflexively, to keep at a
distance; to cease to be familiar and friendly with.
We must estrange our belief from everything which is
not clearly and distinctly evidenced. --Glanvill.
Had we . . . estranged ourselves from them in things
2. To divert from its original use or purpose, or from its
former possessor; to alienate.
They . . . have estranged this place, and have
burned incense in it unto other gods. --Jer. xix. 4.
3. To alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from
attachment to enmity or indifference.
I do not know, to this hour, what it is that has
estranged him from me. --Pope.
He . . . had pretended to be estranged from the
Whigs, and had promised to act as a spy upon them.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: remove from customary environment or associations; "years
of boarding school estranged the child from her home"
2: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly
been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her
friends when she became fanatically religious" [syn:
estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "estrange":
abrupt, aggravate, alien, alienate, antagonize, break up, cast off,
cast out, come between, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, delete,
depart, disaffect, disarticulate, disconnect, disengage, disjoin,
disjoint, dissociate, disunify, disunite, divide, divorce, eject,
embitter, envenom, exacerbate, expel, fan the flame, heat up,
infuriate, irritate, isolate, leave, light the fuse, madden,
make trouble, part, pit against, provoke, pull away, pull back,
pull out, segregate, separate, sequester, set against, set apart,
set aside, set at odds, set at variance, set on, sever, shut off,
sic on, sow dissension, split, stand aloof, stand apart,
stand aside, step aside, stir up trouble, subtract, sunder,
throw off, throw out, uncouple, unyoke, wean, withdraw