Definition of estrange in English:

estrange

Syllabification: es·trange
Pronunciation: /əsˈtrānj
 
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verb

[with object]
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.
Synonyms
alienate, antagonize, turn away, drive away, distance;
sever, set at odds with;
drive a wedge between (oneself and)

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French estranger, from Latin extraneare 'treat as a stranger', from extraneus 'not belonging to the family', used as a noun to mean 'stranger'. Compare with strange.

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