Synonyms and Antonyms 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 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 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up alienate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).