verb (used with object), es·tranged, es·trang·ing.
Origin of estrange
Synonyms for estrange
Related Words for estrangedivorce, alienate, leave, divide, separate, wean, sunder, withhold, alien, disaffect, part, antagonize, split, withdraw, disunite, divert, sever, disunify
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Historical Examples of estrange
A man must estrange himself from the world, which is sorrow.The Soul of a People
I do not think that my temper, bad as it may be,—nor your own,—would have sufficed to estrange you.Kept in the Dark
What has happened to estrange you two, who have been chums for so many years?Marjorie Dean
It will raise ill-blood between them, and estrange our families.The Red Man's Revenge
Charity may corrupt, correction may harden and estrange,—in the family they do neither.The Battle with the Slum
Jacob A. Riis.
Word Origin for estrange
late 15c., from Middle French estrangier "to alienate," from Vulgar Latin *extraneare "to treat as a stranger," from Latin extraneus "foreign" (see strange). Related: Estranged.