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alienate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of alienate

  1. 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> Synonyms alien, estrange, disaffect, disgruntle, sourRelated Words antagonize, embitter, envenom; aggravate, anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil; break up, dissociate, disunite, divide, separate, sever, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; disappoint, disenchant, disillusion; annoy, bother, bug, chafe, exasperate, gall, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, rile, vexNear Antonyms endear, ingratiate; appease, conciliate, disarm, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms reconcile

  2. 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> Synonyms alien, transfer, assign, cede, convey, deed, make overRelated Words bequeath, hand down, leave, pass (down), will; bestow, commend, commit, confer, contribute, deliver, donate, grant, hand over, move, pass, present, release, relinquish, surrender, transmit, turn in, turn over, vest, yield; consign, entrust (also intrust), trust; lease, lend, let [chiefly British], loan, rentNear Antonyms expropriate





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