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Set or keep (something) at a distance, especially mentally.‘Austen's aesthetic forms distantiate ideology’
- ‘Mike Gene is a relatively minor player in the ID movement and has distantiated himself from many of the ID movement's approaches or claims.’
- ‘Thinking locally - personally - prevents us from disassociating ourselves from these potentially distantiating theories of space.’
- ‘Expect more attempts to discredit Forrest or distantiate themselves from the Wedge.’
1940s: based on Latin distantia distance.
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