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alienate

[ eyl-yuh-neyt, ey-lee-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF alienate

Synonyms for alienate

  • disaffect
  • divide
  • estrange
  • separate
  • turn off
  • disunite
  • divorce
  • part
  • wean
  • break off
  • come between
  • make indifferent
  • set against
  • turn away
  • withdraw the affections of
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Antonyms for alienate

  • combine
  • join
  • marry
  • unite
  • be friendly
  • disarm
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIENATE

Every effort was made to alienate her from her French relations.

His mother alone could alienate the property, and he doubted whether she would.

Had anything occurred that was likely to alienate her from her family?

Great efforts were then made to alienate Henry from his faithful minister.

He lampooned the Prince Regent; yet he could not alienate the Tories.

The Danes were reluctant to alienate these islands because they loved the colony.

I sell you the secret, but I do not intend to alienate my rights to the placer.

Indeed, neglect and abuse seem insufficient to alienate these allies.

But this would only make her furious with him; and he must not alienate her from himself, at any rate.

We do not alienate them as we do our indifferent sensations.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "make estranged" (in feelings or affections), from Latin alienatus, past participle of alienare "to make another's, estrange," from alienus "of or belonging to another person or place," from alius "(an)other" (see alias (adv.)). Related: Alienated; alienating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALIENATE

antagonize

verbcause problem; oppose
  • alienate
  • anger
  • annoy
  • counteract
  • estrange
  • insult
  • irritate
  • neutralize
  • offend
  • repel
  • struggle
  • work against

disaffect

verblose affection for, estrange
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