alienate

[eyl-yuh-neyt, ey-lee-uh-]
verb (used with object), alienated, alienating.
1.
to make indifferent or hostile: He has alienated his entire family.
2.
to turn away; transfer or divert: to alienate funds from their intended purpose.
3.
Law. to transfer or convey, as title, property, or other right, to another: to alienate lands.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin aliēnātus (past participle of aliēnāre), equivalent to aliēn(us) alien + -ātus -ate1

alienator, noun
nonalienating, adjective
realienate, verb (used with object), realienated, realienating.
unalienated, adjective
unalienating, adjective


1. See estrange.
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alienate (ˈeɪljəˌneɪt, ˈeɪlɪə-)
 
vb
1.  to cause (a friend, sympathizer, etc) to become indifferent, unfriendly, or hostile; estrange
2.  to turn away; divert: to alienate the affections of a person
3.  law to transfer the ownership of (property, title, etc) to another person
 
'alienator
 
n

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alienate
1540s, "make estranged" (in feelings or affections), from L. alienatus, pp. of alienare "to make another's, estrange," from alienus "of or belonging to another person or place," from alius "(an)other" (see alias).
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Example sentences
She also sees her estranged father, who alienated himself from his family with
  his violent temper.
Psychology, a science born to heal the ills of alienated urban.
Some people will be alienated by who you really are, while others will find you
  appealing.
The answer, it seems, it that people are alienated from an increasingly
  impersonal health care system.
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