alienate


alienate

verb

Definition of ALIENATE

1
to cause to change from friendly or loving to unfriendly or uncaring <his heartless treatment of their mother during the divorce proceeding has completely alienated the two children>
Antonyms reconcile
2
to give over the legal possession or ownership of <a landowner has a right to alienate his right of ownership—in other words, he can sell the land if he wants to>
Near Antonyms expropriate

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