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es·trange

 (ĭ-strānj′)
tr.v. es·tranged, es·trang·ing, es·trang·es
1. To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; alienate: The months of bickering estranged her from her family.
2. To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations: art that is estranged from its historical context.

[Middle English estraungen, from Old French estrangier, from Latin extrāneāre, to treat as a stranger, disown, from extrāneus, foreign; see strange.]

es·trange′ment n.
es·trang′er n.

estrange

(ɪˈstreɪndʒ)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by: from) to separate and live apart from (one's spouse): he is estranged from his wife.
2. (often foll by: from) to antagonize or lose the affection of (someone previously friendly); alienate
[C15: from Old French estranger, from Late Latin extrāneāre to treat as a stranger, from Latin extrāneus foreign; see strange]
esˈtrangement n

es•trange

(ɪˈstreɪndʒ)

v.t. -tranged, -trang•ing.
1. to alienate the affections of; make unfriendly or hostile.
2. to remove to or keep at a distance.
[1475–85; < Middle French, Old French estranger < Medieval Latin exstrāneāre]
es•trange′ment, n.
es•trang′er, n.
syn: estrange, alienate, disaffect share the sense of turning away from a state of affection, comradeship, or allegiance. estrange refers to the replacement of affection by apathy or hostility; it often involves physical separation: lovers estranged by a misunderstanding. alienate often emphasizes the cause of antagonism: His inconsiderate behavior alienated his friends. disaffect usu. refers to relationships involving allegiance or loyalty rather than love or affection: disaffected workers ready to strike.

estrange


Past participle: estranged
Gerund: estranging

Imperative
estrange
estrange
Present
I estrange
you estrange
he/she/it estranges
we estrange
you estrange
they estrange
Preterite
I estranged
you estranged
he/she/it estranged
we estranged
you estranged
they estranged
Present Continuous
I am estranging
you are estranging
he/she/it is estranging
we are estranging
you are estranging
they are estranging
Present Perfect
I have estranged
you have estranged
he/she/it has estranged
we have estranged
you have estranged
they have estranged
Past Continuous
I was estranging
you were estranging
he/she/it was estranging
we were estranging
you were estranging
they were estranging
Past Perfect
I had estranged
you had estranged
he/she/it had estranged
we had estranged
you had estranged
they had estranged
Future
I will estrange
you will estrange
he/she/it will estrange
we will estrange
you will estrange
they will estrange
Future Perfect
I will have estranged
you will have estranged
he/she/it will have estranged
we will have estranged
you will have estranged
they will have estranged
Future Continuous
I will be estranging
you will be estranging
he/she/it will be estranging
we will be estranging
you will be estranging
they will be estranging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been estranging
you have been estranging
he/she/it has been estranging
we have been estranging
you have been estranging
they have been estranging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been estranging
you will have been estranging
he/she/it will have been estranging
we will have been estranging
you will have been estranging
they will have been estranging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been estranging
you had been estranging
he/she/it had been estranging
we had been estranging
you had been estranging
they had been estranging
Conditional
I would estrange
you would estrange
he/she/it would estrange
we would estrange
you would estrange
they would estrange
Past Conditional
I would have estranged
you would have estranged
he/she/it would have estranged
we would have estranged
you would have estranged
they would have estranged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.estrange - remove from customary environment or associations; "years of boarding school estranged the child from her home"
move out, take out, remove - cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
2.estrange - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendlinessestrange - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
drift apart, drift away - lose personal contact over time; "The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married"
wean - detach the affections of

estrange

verb
To make distant, hostile, or unsympathetic:
Idiom: set at odds.
Translations
odcizit
vieraannuttaa

estrange

[ɪsˈtreɪndʒ] VTenajenar, distanciar (from de)

estrange

vt personentfremden (→ from +dat); to be/become estranged from somebody/somethingsich jdm/etw entfremdet haben/entfremden; they are estranged (married couple)sie haben sich auseinandergelebt; his estranged wifeseine von ihm getrennt lebende Frau
References in classic literature ?
In this atmosphere the Pension Bertolini and Windy Corner appeared equally crude, and Lucy saw that her London career would estrange her a little from all that she had loved in the past.
He deemed it best not to put his parents into communication with her by informing them of her address; and, being unaware of what had really happened to estrange the two, neither his father nor his mother suggested that he should do so.
And this is the heart that the same John Jarndyce, who is not otherwise to be mentioned between us, stepped in to estrange from me," said he indignantly.