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"
transfer property or ownership
"The will aliened the property to the heirs"
make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
"the boring work alienated his employees"
A stranger; an alien.
To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention from; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.
Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.
O alienate from God. . Paradise Lost line 4643.
Origin: alienatus, perfect passive participle of alieno, from alienus. See alien, and confer aliene.
estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from
to convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of
to withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from
a stranger; an alien
Origin: [L. alienatus, p. p. of alienare, fr. alienus. See Alien, and cf. Aliene.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
āl′yen-āt, v.t. to transfer a right or title to another: to withdraw the affections: to misapply.—adj. withdrawn: estranged.—n. Alienabil′ity.—adj. Al′ienable, capable of being transferred to another.—ns. Alienā′tion; Alienā′tor.—adj. Al′iened, made alien, estranged.—n. Al′ienism, the position of being a foreigner. [L. See Alien.]
The numerical value of alienate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of alienate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s always wises not to alienate a big city.
Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
Any more haggling over the constitution would further alienate politicians from the people who have lost everything in the earthquake.
To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.
It's never bad to be the most conservative guy in a Republican primary fight - he could win the nomination that way. The question is can he do so in a way that does not alienate moderates?
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- alienarCatalan, Valencian
- befremden, entfremdenGerman
- alienar, enajenarSpanish
- vieraannuttaa, siirtääFinnish
- styggja frá særFaroese
- отчуди́ть, отврати́ть, отчужда́ть, отвраща́ть, отдали́ть, отдаля́тьRussian
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