AskDefine | Define estrange

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1 remove from customary environment or associations; "Her busy schedule removed her from her duties as a mother"
2 arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness [syn: alienate, alien, disaffect]

User Contributed Dictionary



From estranger—to treat as a stranger; from extraneus—foreigner, stranger


  • /ɪˈstreɪndʒ/ or /əˈstreɪndʒ/


  1. To cause to feel less close or friendly; alienate.
  2. To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations.


To cause to feel less close or friendly; alienate
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: (shūyuǎn)
  • Finnish: vieraannuttaa
  • German: entfremden
  • Greek: αποξενώνω (apoxenóno)
To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations
Translations to be categorised

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abrupt, aggravate, alien, alienate, antagonize, break up, cast off, cast out, come between, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, delete, depart, disaffect, disarticulate, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunify, disunite, divide, divorce, eject, embitter, envenom, exacerbate, expel, fan the flame, heat up, infuriate, irritate, isolate, leave, light the fuse, madden, make trouble, part, pit against, provoke, pull away, pull back, pull out, segregate, separate, sequester, set against, set apart, set aside, set at odds, set at variance, set on, sever, shut off, sic on, sow dissension, split, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, step aside, stir up trouble, subtract, sunder, throw off, throw out, uncouple, unyoke, wean, withdraw
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