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disaffect

[ dis-uh-fekt ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈfɛkt /
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verb (used with object)

to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator's policies had soon disaffected the people.

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Origin of disaffect

First recorded in 1615–25; dis-1 + affect2

synonym study for disaffect

See estrange.
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How to use disaffect in a sentence

  • As is often the case in journalism, if you disaffect both parties you know you are doing something right.

    Ground These Planes!|Clive Irving|June 27, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Be sure that you keep up true conjugal love to one another, and that you grow not to disaffect the persons of each other.

  • And these first glimpses of the happy lives of others seemed to disaffect me more than ever with my own.

    Richard Vandermarck|Miriam Coles Harris

British Dictionary definitions for disaffect

disaffect
/ (ˌdɪsəˈfɛkt) /

verb

(tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate

Derived forms of disaffect

disaffectedly, adverbdisaffectedness, noun
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