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VERB (3)

1. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness;
- Example: "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
[syn: estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect]

2. transfer property or ownership;
- Example: "The will aliened the property to the heirs"
[syn: alien, alienate]

3. make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated;
- Example: "the boring work alienated his employees"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alienate \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 Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from. [1913 Webster] O alienate from God. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alienate \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. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alienate \Al"ien*ate\, n. A stranger; an alien. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

alienate v 1: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious" [syn: estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect] 2: transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs" [syn: alien, alienate] 3: make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated; "the boring work alienated his employees"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "alienate": 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
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ALIENATE, aliene, alien. This is a generic term applicable to the various methods of transferring property from one person to another. Lord Coke, says, (1 Inst. 118 b,) alien cometh of the verb alienate, that is, alienum facere vel ex nostro dominio in alienum trawferre sive rem aliquam in dominium alterius transferre. These methods vary, according to the nature of the property to be conveyed and the particular objects the conveyance is designed to accomplish. It has been held, that under a prohibition to alienate, long leases are comprehended. 2 Dow's Rep. 210.