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estrange

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of estrange

  1. to cause to change from friendly or loving to unfriendly or uncaring she estranged several of her coworkers when she let her promotion go to her head Synonyms of estrange alien, alienate, disaffect, disgruntle, sour Words Related to estrange antagonize, embitter, envenom; aggravate, anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil; break up, dissociate, disunite, divide, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; disappoint, disenchant, disillusion; annoy, bother, bug, chafe, exasperate, gall, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, rile, vex Near Antonyms of estrange endear, ingratiate; appease, conciliate, disarm, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate Antonyms of estrange reconcile

Synonym Discussion of estrange

estrange, alienate, disaffect mean to cause one to break a bond of affection or loyalty. estrange implies the development of indifference or hostility with consequent separation or divorcement.
    • his estranged wife
alienate may or may not suggest separation but always implies loss of affection or interest.
    • managed to alienate all his coworkers
disaffect refers especially to those from whom loyalty is expected and stresses the effects (such as rebellion or discontent) of alienation without actual separation.
    • troops disaffected by hunger


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