disaffect

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dis·af·fect

 (dĭs′ə-fĕkt′)
tr.v. dis·af·fect·ed, dis·af·fect·ing, dis·af·fects
To cause to lose affection or loyalty: The king's actions disaffected the colonists.

dis′af·fec′tion n.

disaffect

(ˌdɪsəˈfɛkt)
vb
(tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate
ˌdisafˈfectedly adv
ˌdisafˈfectedness n

dis•af•fect

(ˌdɪs əˈfɛkt)

v.t. -fect•ed, -fect•ing.
to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal.
[1615–25]
dis`af•fec′tion (-ʃən) n.
syn: See estrange.

disaffect


Past participle: disaffected
Gerund: disaffecting

Imperative
disaffect
disaffect
Present
I disaffect
you disaffect
he/she/it disaffects
we disaffect
you disaffect
they disaffect
Preterite
I disaffected
you disaffected
he/she/it disaffected
we disaffected
you disaffected
they disaffected
Present Continuous
I am disaffecting
you are disaffecting
he/she/it is disaffecting
we are disaffecting
you are disaffecting
they are disaffecting
Present Perfect
I have disaffected
you have disaffected
he/she/it has disaffected
we have disaffected
you have disaffected
they have disaffected
Past Continuous
I was disaffecting
you were disaffecting
he/she/it was disaffecting
we were disaffecting
you were disaffecting
they were disaffecting
Past Perfect
I had disaffected
you had disaffected
he/she/it had disaffected
we had disaffected
you had disaffected
they had disaffected
Future
I will disaffect
you will disaffect
he/she/it will disaffect
we will disaffect
you will disaffect
they will disaffect
Future Perfect
I will have disaffected
you will have disaffected
he/she/it will have disaffected
we will have disaffected
you will have disaffected
they will have disaffected
Future Continuous
I will be disaffecting
you will be disaffecting
he/she/it will be disaffecting
we will be disaffecting
you will be disaffecting
they will be disaffecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disaffecting
you have been disaffecting
he/she/it has been disaffecting
we have been disaffecting
you have been disaffecting
they have been disaffecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disaffecting
you will have been disaffecting
he/she/it will have been disaffecting
we will have been disaffecting
you will have been disaffecting
they will have been disaffecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disaffecting
you had been disaffecting
he/she/it had been disaffecting
we had been disaffecting
you had been disaffecting
they had been disaffecting
Conditional
I would disaffect
you would disaffect
he/she/it would disaffect
we would disaffect
you would disaffect
they would disaffect
Past Conditional
I would have disaffected
you would have disaffected
he/she/it would have disaffected
we would have disaffected
you would have disaffected
they would have disaffected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disaffect - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendlinessdisaffect - 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

disaffect

verb
To make distant, hostile, or unsympathetic:
Idiom: set at odds.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
He had already had proofs that several of them were disaffected to the enterprise, and loath to cross the mountains.
Or rather, I suppose the truth was this, that all hands were disaffected by the example of the ringleaders--only some more, some less; and a few, being good fellows in the main, could neither be led nor driven any further.
To this reasoning it may perhaps be objected, that if any State should be disaffected to the authority of the Union, it could at any time obstruct the execution of its laws, and bring the matter to the same issue of force, with the necessity of which the opposite scheme is reproached.