alienate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to be unfriendly or aggressive; estrange: alienate a friend; alienate prospective followers by taking severe opportunities. See Synonyms at estrange.
    • To cause in order to become withdrawn or unresponsive; separate or dissociate emotionally: The numbing labor tended to alienate employees.
    • Resulting In to be transported; turn away: "He succeeded . . . in alienating the affections of my only ward” ( Oscar Wilde).
    • Law To transfer (residential property or a right) towards the ownership of another, particularly by an act associated with the owner in place of by inheritance.
    • To convey or transfer to some other, as name, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
    • To withdraw, given that affections; in order to make indifferent of averse, where love or relationship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with off.
  • adjective:
    • Estranged; withdrawn in love; foreign; with from.
    • Estranged; withdrawn in affection; international; -- with from.
  • noun:
    • A stranger; an alien.
    • A stranger; an alien.
  • verb:
    • To convey or transfer to another, as title, residential property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
    • To estrange; to withdraw affections or interest from; to create indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.
    • transfer residential property or ownership
    • make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
    • arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly already been love, love, or friendliness
  • others:
    • To move or express, as subject, residential property, or any other right, to some other: because, to alienate places or sovereignty.
    • To repel or turn away in feeling; make indifferent or averse, in which love or esteem before subsisted; estrange: with off prior to the secondary object.
    • Synonyms to produce over, surrender, give up.
    • To disaffect.

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