Distantiate meaning

distan′shēāt
To distantiate is defined as to keep someone or something at a distance, either literally or figuratively.

When you keep your friend at an emotional distance by refusing to share secrets or return calls, this is an example of a situation where you distantiate.

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To put or keep at an emotional or intellectual distance.
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To distance (keep at a metaphorical or mental distance)
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