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Meaning of ESTRANGE

Pronunciation:  e'streynj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
  2. [v]  remove from customary environment or associations; "Her busy schedule removed her from her duties as a mother"

ESTRANGE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: alien, alienate, disaffect
 See Also: alter, change, drift apart, drift away, move out, remove, take out, wean



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
         indifferent.                          --Hooker.

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.

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