HyperDic: estrange

English > 2 senses of the word estrange:
VERBsocialestrangeremove from customary environment or associations
emotionestrange, alienate, disaffectarouse hostility or indifference / indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
estrange > pronunciation
Soundsehstrey'njh
Rhymesarrange ... strange: 13 rhymes with eynjh...
English > estrange: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningRemove from customary environment or associations.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"years of boarding school estranged the child from her home"
Broadertake out, move out, removeCause to leave
Nounsestrangementthe feeling of being alienated from other people
English > estrange: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningArouse hostility or indifference / indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to estrange Sue
Synonymsalienate, disaffect
Narrowerdrift apart, drift awayLose personal contact over time
weandetach the affections of
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishalienar, enajenar
Catalanalienar
Nounsestrangementseparation resulting from hostility

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict