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Synonyms for alienate
ˈeɪl yəˌneɪt, ˈeɪ li ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect(verb)

    arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

    "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

    Synonyms:
    disaffect, estrange, alien

  2. alien, alienate(verb)

    transfer property or ownership

    "The will aliened the property to the heirs"

    Synonyms:
    disaffect, estrange, alien

  3. alienate(verb)

    make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

    "the boring work alienated his employees"

    Synonyms:
    disaffect, estrange, alien

Wiktionary

  1. alienate(adjective)

    Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.

    O alienate from God. . Paradise Lost line 4643.

    Synonyms:
    isolate, antagonize, estrange

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alienate

    To surrender is to give up upon compulsion, as to an enemy in war, hence to give up to any person, passion, influence, or power. To yield is to give place or give way under pressure, and hence under compulsion. Yield implies more softness or concession than surrender; the most determined men may surrender to overwhelming force; when one yields, his spirit is at least somewhat subdued. A monarch or a state cedes territory perhaps for a consideration; surrenders an army, a navy, or a fortified place to a conqueror; a military commander abandons an untenable position or unavailable stores. We sacrifice something precious through error, friendship, or duty, yield to convincing reasons, a stronger will, winsome persuasion, or superior force. Compare ABANDON.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, capitulate, cede, give, give oneself up, give over, give up, let go, relinquish, sacrifice, surrender, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alienate

    Synonyms:
    estrange, abalienate, transfer, wean, disaffect, convey

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, retain, endear, entail, bind, secure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alienate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    abalienate, transfer, demise, consign, assign, convey, devolve, make over, deliver over

  2. alienate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    estrange, disaffect, wean, withdraw the affections of, make unfriendly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alienate(v)

    Synonyms:
    transfer, demise, assign, estrange, disaffect, wean

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "alienate":

    dispose

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How to use alienate in a sentence?

  1. Kevin McAleenan:

    I think the words matter a lot, if you alienate half of your audience by your use of terminology, it's going to hamper your ability to ever win an argument.

  2. Lesley Manville:

    I don’t think it’s taboo, i think what’s happening, been happening in England and I suspect in the States as well, is that companies and distributors and people who make money out of television and films, are seeing that there is a huge audience that wants to see material that doesn’t alienate them, but makes them feel that they’re watching something they can relate to. And therefore, you have to [recognize] the show spectrum of society and not just focus on beautiful people who are under 35.

  3. Jeetendr Sehdev:

    This is new territory, we don't know whether Caitlyn Jenner is going to influence people to purchase or whether she is going to alienate people. That is where brands are being very cautious at the moment.

  4. Bruce Riedel:

    The flaw in the coalition strategy for the last year is weak ground forces. Given the constraints on the U.S. and its Arab allies, the only viable ground force option is Iranian-led Shi'ite Iraqis, of course this will alienate the Sunnis -- both in Iraq and in Saudi Arabia -- but Baghdad has no other serious option.

  5. David Yepsen:

    It's never bad to be the most conservative guy in a Republican primary fight - he could win the nomination that way. The question is can he do so in a way that does not alienate moderates?

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