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alienate

al·ien·ate

alienate

 
 
pronunciation:
eI li neIt [or] eIl y neIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: alienated, alienates, alienating
definition 1: to cause to become unfriendly or averse; estrange.
She alienated her friends with her hostility.
synonyms:
estrange
antonyms:
charm, endear
similar words:
antagonize, oppose, rupture, separate, withdraw
definition 2: in law, to transfer (property, title, or the like) to another.
synonyms:
transfer
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derivation: alienator (n.)
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