I verb alienate, antagonize, cause a rift, cause dislike, cause hostility, come between, destroy the affection of, disenchant, disfavor, disillusion, disoblige, dissatisfy, disunite, divide, envenom, estrange, incense, irritate, make discontented, make disloyal, make hostile, make inimical, make less friendly, make unfaithful, mislike, provoke hatred against, render averse, rile, separate, set against, set at odds, sow dissension, turn away, wean away, withdraw the affections of II index alienate (estrange), antagonize, discourage, disfavor, estrange

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  • Disaffect — Dis af*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disaffected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disaffecting}.] 1. To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriendliness. [1913 Webster] They had attempted to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disaffect — 1610s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) not + verb from AFFECT (Cf. affect) (n.). Related: Disaffection (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disaffect — alienate, *estrange, wean Analogous words: upset, agitate, *discompose, disquiet, disturb: sever, sunder, divorce (see SEPARATE) Antonyms: win (men to a cause, allegiance) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disaffect — [v] lose affection for, estrange agitate, alienate, antagonize, discompose, disquiet, disturb, disunify, disunite, divide, repel, upset, wean; concepts 7,19,135,384 Ant. content, make happy, please …   New thesaurus

  • disaffect — [dis΄ə fekt′] vt. to cause to lose affection for; make unfriendly, discontented, or disloyal, esp. toward the government disaffected adj. disaffection n …   English World dictionary

  • disaffect — verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious • Syn: ↑estrange, ↑alienate, ↑alien • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • disaffect — transitive verb Date: 1635 to alienate the affection or loyalty of; also to fill with discontent and unrest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disaffect — /dis euh fekt /, v.t. to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator s policies had soon disaffected the people. [1615 25; DIS 1 + AFFECT2] Syn. See estrange. * * * …   Universalium

  • disaffect — verb To cause a loss of affection, sympathy or loyalty; to alienate or estrange …   Wiktionary

  • disaffect — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. estrange, antagonize, repel; see alienate . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make distant, hostile, or unsympathetic: alienate, disunite, estrange. Idiom: set at odds. See LOVE …   English dictionary for students

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