disaffect

disaffect

[dis-uh-fekt]
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.

Origin:
1615–25; dis-1 + affect2


See estrange.
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disaffect (ˌdɪsəˈfɛkt)
 
vb
(tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate
 
disaf'fectedly
 
adv
 
disaf'fectedness
 
n

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