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. 2000.

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