estrange - Dictionary definition and meaning for word estrange

(verb) remove from customary environment or associations
Example Sentence
  • years of boarding school estranged the child from her home
(verb) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
Synonyms : alien , alienate , disaffect
Example Sentence
  • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

Memory aid to help you memorize this

en prefix is "to make/dp".. endanger, engender, enrich..etc.. En+stranger is to make someone a stranger. You can make only your close ppl strangers, not strangers. Eg., you estranged your close friend
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Estrange: E ke zamane mein sab stranger honge and sab kuch divided ho jayega
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estrange: separated or alienated people say es ka nature bahot starnge he always stay in estrange state alone
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A group of people who loved each other behaved with annoyance when stranded on an island with them. They strangled each other instead.
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You feel "Strange" if your close friends are acting like strangers !! Hence ESTRANGE: when close friends become hostile ..
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