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Verb: alienate  'ey-lee-u,neyt
  1. Arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious";
    - estrange, disaffect
  2. Transfer property or ownership
    "The will alienated the property to the heirs";
    - alien
  3. Make withdrawn, isolated or emotionally dissociated
    "the boring work alienated his employees"

Derived forms: alienated, alienates, alienating

Type of: affect, alter, change, impress, modify, move, strike, transfer

Encyclopedia: Alienate