Alienate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪliəneɪt|  American pronunciation of the word alienate
Brit.  |ˈeɪlɪəneɪt|  British pronunciation of the word alienate

verb

- arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness(syn: disaffect, estrange)

She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

- transfer property or ownership (syn: alien)
- make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

the boring work alienated his employees

Examples

He alienated most of his colleagues with his bad temper.

Her position on this issue has alienated many former supporters.

She was alienated from her family.

The latest tax proposals will alienate many voters.

He felt that his experiences had alienated him from society.

Gina had become alienated from her family.

She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

the boring work alienated his employees

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: alienate
he/she/it: alienates
present participle: alienating
past tense: alienated
past participle: alienated
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