QOTD - English - Antonym/Synonym


2019-09-17 | Team PendulumEdu

In the following question, select the word most similar in meaning to the given word.

ESTRANGE

Options:

A. Attract

B. Unite

C. Combine

D. Alienate

Solution:

The meaning of the word, “estrange” is “no longer close or affectionate to someone”.

Let us look at the meaning of the words one by one to see which word is most similar in meaning to the given word.

  • Attract means to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something.
  • Unite means to come or bring together for a common purpose or action.
  • Combine means to join or merge to form a single unit or substance.
  • Alienate means to make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.

From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “attract”, “combine” and “unite” are opposite in meaning to the given word. The only word similar in meaning to the word, “estrange” is “alienate”.

Hence, (D) is the correct answer.

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