Associations to the word «Alienate»


ALIENATE, adjective. Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.
ALIENATE, noun. (obsolete) A stranger; an alien.
ALIENATE, verb. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
ALIENATE, verb. To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention from; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.

Dictionary definition

ALIENATE, verb. Arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious".
ALIENATE, verb. Transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs".
ALIENATE, verb. Make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated; "the boring work alienated his employees".

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