HyperDic: alienate

English > 3 senses of the word alienate:
VERBemotionalienate, estrange, disaffectarouse hostility or indifference / indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
possessionalienate, alientransfer property or ownership
emotionalienatemake withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
alienate > pronunciation
Soundsey'lyahney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > alienate: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningArouse hostility or indifference / indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to alienate Sue
Example"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
Synonymsestrange, disaffect
Narrowerdrift apart, drift awayLose personal contact over time
weandetach the affections of
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishalienar, enajenar
Catalanalienar
Nounsalienatoran unpleasant person who causes friendly people to become indifferent or unfriendly or hostile
English > alienate: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningtransfer property or ownership.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymalien
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
Spanishalienar
Catalanalienar
Adjectivesalienabletransferable to another owner
English > alienate: 3 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningMake withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"the boring work alienated his employees"
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Spanishalienar
Catalanalienar

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