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Verb (transitive)


alienatea. [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     Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.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."  [1913 Webster]
alienatev. t. 
  •  To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from.  [1913 Webster]
    "The errors which . . . alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart."  [1913 Webster]
    "The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present."  [1913 Webster]
     A stranger; an alien.  [1913 Webster]


1 a cause (a person) to become unfriendly or hostile. b (often foll. by from) cause (a person) to feel isolated or estranged from (friends, society, etc.).
2 transfer ownership of (property) to another person etc.

alienator n.
ME f. L alienare alienat- (as ALIEN)



abalienate, abrupt, alter, amortize, antagonize, assign, barter, bequeath, brainwash, cast off, cast out, cede, change, come between, confer, consign, convert, convey, corrupt, counterindoctrinate, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, deed, deed over, delete, deliver, demise, depart, devolve upon, disaffect, disarticulate, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunify, disunite, divide, divorce, eject, embitter, enfeoff, envenom, estrange, exacerbate, exchange, expel, fan the flame, give, give title to, give up, hand, hand down, hand on, hand over, heat up, indoctrinate, infuriate, irritate, isolate, leave, light the fuse, madden, make over, make trouble, negotiate, part, pass, pass on, pass over, pit against, provoke, pull away, pull back, pull out, reindoctrinate, relinquish, remise, segregate, sell, separate, sequester, set against, set apart, set aside, set at odds, set at variance, set on, settle, settle on, shut off, sic on, sign away, sign over, sow dissension, split, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, step aside, stir up trouble, subtract, subvert, surrender, throw off, throw out, trade, transfer, transmit, turn over, uncouple, unyoke, wean, win away, withdraw




VB transfer, convey, alienate, alien, assign, grant, consign, make over, hand over, pass, hand, transmit, negotiate, hand down, exchange, change hands, change hands from one to another, devolve, succeed, come into possession, abalienate, disinherit, dispossess, substitute.


VB be inimical, keep at arm's length, hold at arm's length, be at loggerheads, bear malice, fall out, take umbrage, harden the heart, alienate, estrange, (indifference).


VB hate, detest, abominate, abhor, loathe, recoil at, shudder at, shrink from, view with horror, hold in abomination, revolt against, execrate, scowl, disrelish, owe a grudge, bear spleen, bear a grudge, bear malice, conceive an aversion to, take a dislike to, excite hatred, provoke hatred, be hateful, stink in the nostrils, estrange, alienate, repel, set against, sow dissension, set by the ears, envenom, incense, irritate, rile, horrify, roil.

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