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Meaning of ALIENATE

Pronunciation:  'eylyu`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
 

ALIENATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: alien, disaffect, estrange
 
 See Also: alter, change, drift apart, drift away, wean

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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    Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.
    
          O alienate from God.                     --Milton.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    2. To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of
       averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to
       estrange; to wean; -- with from.
    
             The errors which . . . alienated a loyal gentry and
             priesthood from the House of Stuart.  --Macaulay.
    
             The recollection of his former life is a dream that
             only the more alienates him from the realities of
             the present.                          --I. Taylor.
    
    
  3. \Al"ien*ate\, n.
    A stranger; an alien. [Obs.]
    
    
 
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