Definition of alienate
- He alienated most of his colleagues with his bad temper.
- Her position on this issue has alienated many former supporters.
- alienate capital from its natural channels
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: to make (someone) unfriendly : to cause (someone) to stop being friendly, helpful, etc., towards you
: to cause (someone) to feel that she or he no longer belongs in a particular group, society, etc.
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