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Synonyms for alienate
ˈeɪl yəˌneɪt, ˈeɪ li ə-alien·ate

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Wiktionary

  1. alienateadjective

    Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. estrange, alienate, alien, disaffectverb

    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, alienateverb

    transfer property or ownership

    "The will aliened the property to the heirs"

    Synonyms:
    disaffect, estrange, alien

  3. alienateverb

    make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

    "the boring work alienated his employees"

    Synonyms:
    disaffect, estrange, alien

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alienateverb

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

  2. alienateverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alienateverb

    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. Pedro Silveira:

    We don't want to alienate [ our core customers ], but at the same time, we have to recruit new ones.

  3. Pramila Jayapal:

    An expanded Muslim Ban will worsen our relationships with countries around the world. It wont do anything to make our country safer. It will harm refugees, alienate our allies and give extremists propaganda for recruitment.

  4. Václav Havel:

    Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.

  5. Harjit Sajjan:

    Anyone in a leadership role needs to know that when you are looking at conflict, you can't look inward, you need to work with society. If you alienate them, you are not going to have the tactical success, even if you have the best bombs in the world and the best intelligence and thousands of troops.


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