Alienate

  • 1 alienate — alien·ate / ā lē ə ˌnāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing [Latin alienare, from alienus not one s own]: to give away or sell (property or a property right) to another will not sell, transfer, assign, hypothecate or otherwise alienate any of his voting shares… …

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  • 2 Alienate — Al ien*ate ([=a]l yen*[asl]t), a. [L. alienatus, p. p. of alienare, fr. alienus. See {Alien}, and cf. {Aliene}.] Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from. [1913 Webster] O alienate from God. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Alienate — Al ien*ate ( [=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alienated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alienating}.] 1. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of. [1913 Webster] 2. To withdraw, as the affections; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Alienate — Al ien*ate, n. A stranger; an alien. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 alienate — (v.) 1540s, make estranged (in feelings or affections), from L. alienatus, pp. of alienare to make another s, estrange, from alienus of or belonging to another person or place, from alius (an)other (see ALIAS (Cf. alias) (adv.)). Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 alienate — 1 *transfer, convey, deed 2 *estrange, disaffect, wean Analogous words: convert, proselyte or proselytize (see corresponding nouns at CONVERT): *separate, part, sever, sunder, divorce Antonyms: unite: reunite Contrasted words: reconcile, conform …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 alienate — [v] cause unfriendliness, hostility break off, come between, disaffect, disunite, divide, divorce, estrange, make indifferent, part, separate, set against, turn away, turn off, wean, withdraw the affections of; concepts 7,19,231 Ant. be friendly …

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  • 8 alienate — ► VERB 1) cause to feel isolated. 2) lose the support or sympathy of. DERIVATIVES alienation noun. ORIGIN Latin alienare estrange , from alius other …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 alienate — [āl′yən āt΄, āl′ē ənāt΄] vt. alienated, alienating [< L alienatus, pp. of alienare < alius, other: see ELSE] 1. to transfer the ownership of (property) to another 2. to make unfriendly; estrange [his behavior alienated his friends] 3. to… …

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  • 10 alienate — [[t]e͟ɪliəneɪt[/t]] alienates, alienating, alienated 1) VERB If you alienate someone, you make them become unfriendly or unsympathetic towards you. [V n] The government cannot afford to alienate either group. 2) VERB To alienate a person from… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 alienate — UK [ˈeɪlɪəneɪt] / US [ˈeɪlɪəˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms alienate : present tense I/you/we/they alienate he/she/it alienates present participle alienating past tense alienated past participle alienated 1) to make someone dislike you, or… …

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  • 12 alienate — alienator, n. /ayl yeuh nayt , ay lee euh /, v.t., alienated, alienating. 1. to make indifferent or hostile: He has alienated his entire family. 2. to turn away; transfer or divert: to alienate funds from their intended purpose. 3. Law. to… …

    Universalium

  • 13 alienate — v. (D; tr.) to alienate from (she was alienated from her family) * * * [ eɪlɪəneɪt] (D; tr.) to alienate from (she was alienated from her family) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 alienate — a|li|en|ate [ˈeıliəneıt] v [T] 1.) to do something that makes someone unfriendly or unwilling to support you ▪ The latest tax proposals will alienate many voters. 2.) to make it difficult for someone to belong to a particular group or to feel… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 alienate — al•ien•ate [[t]ˈeɪl yəˌneɪt, ˈeɪ li ə [/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) to turn away the affection of; make indifferent or hostile: He has alienated most of his friends[/ex] 2) to transfer or divert: to alienate funds from their intended purpose[/ex]… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 alienate — /ˈeɪliəneɪt / (say ayleeuhnayt) verb (t) (alienated, alienating) 1. to make indifferent or averse; estrange. 2. to turn away: to alienate the affections. 3. to cause to feel hostility or antipathy: a council decision that alienates the community …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 alienate — 1. adjective /ˈeɪ.li.ə.neɪt/ Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from. O alienate from God. . Paradise Lost line 4643. 2. verb /ˈeɪ.li.ə.neɪt/ a) To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 alienate — See alien, alienist, alienate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 alienate — verb Alienate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ally, ↑audience, ↑constituency, ↑fan, ↑supporter, ↑viewer …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 alienate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. estrange, make hostile; turn off (inf.). See discord. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. estrange, turn away, set against, disaffect, distance, withdraw the affections of, antagonize, make unfriendly, come… …

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