Definitions for alienateˈeɪl yəˌneɪt, ˈeɪ li ə-

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  1. estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect(verb)

    arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

    "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

  2. alien, alienate(verb)

    transfer property or ownership

    "The will aliened the property to the heirs"

  3. alienate(verb)

    make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

    "the boring work alienated his employees"

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  1. alienate(Noun)

    A stranger; an alien.

  2. alienate(Verb)

    To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.

  3. alienate(Verb)

    To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention from; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.

  4. alienate(Adjective)

    Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.

    O alienate from God. . Paradise Lost line 4643.

  5. Origin: alienatus, perfect passive participle of alieno, from alienus. See alien, and confer aliene.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Alienate(adj)

    estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from

  2. Alienate(verb)

    to convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of

  3. Alienate(verb)

    to withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from

  4. Alienate(noun)

    a stranger; an alien

  5. Origin: [L. alienatus, p. p. of alienare, fr. alienus. See Alien, and cf. Aliene.]


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