Cause (someone) to be no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienate: are you deliberately seeking to estrange your readers?
More example sentences
- His language deliberately estranges the modern reader from the customary historical accounts of the past, exposing a revisionist view of America.
- A consequence of his broken marriage was the apparent attempt by his ex-wife to estrange his son from him, hence his over-indulgence of Carl's gambling habits.
- Their relations ultimately further estrange him from his Jewish wife.
alienate, antagonize, turn away, drive away, distance;
sever, set at odds with;
drive a wedge between (oneself and)