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1. alienate

verb. ['ˈeɪljəˌneɪt'] arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.

Synonyms

  • alien
  • estrange
  • alter
  • modify
  • drift apart
  • change
  • wean
  • disaffect

Antonyms

  • acquaintance
  • native
  • intrinsic
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • alienatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Alienate

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  • decaffeinate
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  • discriminate
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Example sentences of the word alienate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Restaurants that consistently deliver poor service alienate their customer base.

2. Verb, base form
Silence will only add salt to the wounds and will alienate you both even more.

Quotes containing the word alienate


1. Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
- William Hazlitt

2. Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
- Desmond Tutu

2. alienate

verb. ['ˈeɪljəˌneɪt'] transfer property or ownership.

Synonyms

  • transfer

Antonyms

  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • alienatus (Latin)

3. alienate

verb. ['ˈeɪljəˌneɪt'] make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • affect
  • move

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • alienatus (Latin)
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