What does alienate mean?

Definitions for alienate
ˈeɪl yəˌneɪt, ˈeɪ li ə-alien·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. estrange, alienate, alien, disaffectverb

    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, alienateverb

    transfer property or ownership

    "The will aliened the property to the heirs"

  3. alienateverb

    make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

    "the boring work alienated his employees"

Wiktionary

  1. alienatenoun

    A stranger; an alien.

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

  2. alienateverb

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

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

  3. alienateverb

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

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

  4. alienateadjective

    Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.

    O alienate from God. . Paradise Lost line 4643.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alienateadjective

    estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from

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

  2. Alienateverb

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

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

  3. Alienateverb

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

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

  4. Alienatenoun

    a stranger; an alien

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alienate

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alienate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alienate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of alienate in a Sentence

  1. Lee Igel:

    If NBC doesn't pay enough attention to Covid, then it looks like they are denying reality, however, bringing Covid too much into the discussion and you could alienate viewers who are tired of the pandemic and want to watch The Olympics for the glory of the games. How the broadcast balances that will be something to look out for.

  2. President Obama:

    It’s always wises not to alienate a big city.

  3. Kevin McAleenan:

    I think the words matter a lot, if you alienate half of your audience by your use of terminology, it's going to hamper your ability to ever win an argument.

  4. David Yepsen:

    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?

  5. Angela Stent:

    I just don't see where they've achieved many results, and what they have done is -- to the extent that they're extra-territorially applied -- further alienate some of our allies.

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