alienate (not comparable)
- Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.
- O alienate from God. John Milton. Paradise Lost line 4643.
alienate (plural alienates)
- To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
- To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention from; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.
Alienate is largely synonymous with estrange. However, alienate is used primarily to refer to driving off (“he alienated her with his atrocious behavior”) or to offend a group (“the imprudent remarks alienated the urban demographic”), while estrange is used rather to mean “cut off relations”, particularly in a family setting.
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alienate f pl
- plural of
- second-person plural present of
- second-person plural imperative of alienare
- feminine plural past participle of alienare