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Alienate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Alienate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alienate [ a.]
- Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.
2 . Alienate [ n.]
- A stranger; an alien.
3 . Alienate [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Alienate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alienate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
Example in sentence:
  • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
Meaning (2):
- make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
Example in sentence:
  • the boring work alienated his employees
Meaning (3):
- transfer property or ownership
Example in sentence:
  • The will aliened the property to the heirs