Their experience with martial law worked to alienate them from their culture and people—as it was intended to do.
But the more they kill, the more they alienate their fellow Muslims.
The outgoing White House economic adviser can alienate a room in record time.
1540s, "make estranged" (in feelings or affections), from Latin alienatus, past participle of alienare "to make another's, estrange," from alienus "of or belonging to another person or place," from alius "(an)other" (see alias (adv.)). Related: Alienated; alienating.