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Definition 1: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness - [verb of emotion]

Samples where alienate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

Synonyms for alienate in the sense of this definition

(alienate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of alienate ) lose personal contact over time

"The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married"

(... is a kind of alienate ) detach the affections of

Definition 2: make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated - [verb of emotion]

Samples where alienate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boring work alienated his employees

(alienate is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

Definition 3: transfer property or ownership - [verb of possession]

Samples where alienate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The will aliened the property to the heirs

Synonyms for alienate in the sense of this definition

(alienate is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

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