alienate

  • 21alienate —    to pilfer or steal    • Either from the meaning to make less close, or from the legal jargon, to transfer ownership:     You can alienate as much pineboard as that? (Keneally, 1982 he was stealing from a pile of lumber) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 22alienate — verb 1》 cause to feel isolated.     ↘lose or destroy the support or sympathy of. 2》 Law transfer ownership of (property rights) to another. Phrases alienate someone s affections US Law induce someone to transfer their affection from a person with …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 23alienate — verb (T) 1 to do something that makes someone unfriendly or unwilling to support you: The latest tax proposals will alienate many voters. 2 law to give the legal right to a particular piece of land, property etc to someone else …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 24alienate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: circa 1509 1. to make unfriendly, hostile, or indifferent especially where attachment formerly existed 2. to convey or transfer (as property or a right) usually by a specific …

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  • 25alienate — alien·ate ā lē ə .nāt, āl yə vt, at·ed; at·ing to make unfriendly, hostile, or indifferent where attachment formerly existed …

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  • 26alienate — Synonyms and related words: abalienate, abrupt, alter, amortize, antagonize, assign, barter, bequeath, brainwash, cast off, cast out, cede, change, come between, confer, consign, convert, convey, corrupt, counterindoctrinate, cut adrift, cut off …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 27alienate — al|ien|ate [ eıliə,neıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to make someone dislike you, or not want to help or support you: Would they dare risk alienating public opinion? 2. ) to make someone feel that they do not belong in a place or group: The company… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 28alienate — al·ien·ate || eɪlɪəneɪt v. confiscate, requisition; transfer property; cause alienation or estrangement; separate, isolate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 29alienate — v. a. 1. Abalienate, transfer, demise, consign, assign, convey, devolve, make over, deliver over. 2. Estrange, disaffect, wean, withdraw the affections of, make unfriendly …

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  • 30alienate — verb was it the dispute over the inheritance that has alienated these two brothers? Syn: estrange, divide, distance, put at a distance, isolate, cut off; set against, turn away, turn off, drive apart, marginalize, disunite, set at variance/odds,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 31alienate — v 1. estrange, turn away, keep at a distance, withdraw, wean away; make indifferent or averse, set against, oppose; separate, come between, divide, cut off or apart, sever, sunder, rupture; break up or off, part, disunite, disjoin. 2. turn away,… …

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  • 32alienate — verb Syn: isolate, distance, estrange, cut off, turn away, drive apart, set at variance/odds, drive a wedge between …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 33alienate — [ˈeɪliəˌneɪt] verb [T] 1) to make someone dislike you or not want to help you Their campaign has alienated the public.[/ex] 2) to make someone feel that they do not belong in a place or group alienation [ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …

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  • 34alienate —   Ho ohuli kū ē, ho omokuāhana …

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  • 35alienate — /eyl(i)yaneyt/ To convey; to transfer the title to property. Alien is very commonly used in the same sense. See alienation …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 36alienate — /eyl(i)yaneyt/ To convey; to transfer the title to property. Alien is very commonly used in the same sense. See alienation …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 37alienate — The voluntary transfer of property to another by bargain and sale, deed, will, gift, or other method effective to pass title. Butler v Fitzgerald, 43 Neb 192. As used in statutes imposing liability for double the value of property of decedent… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 38alienate — v.tr. 1 a cause (a person) to become unfriendly or hostile. b (often foll. by from) cause (a person) to feel isolated or estranged from (friends, society, etc.). 2 transfer ownership of (property) to another person etc. Derivatives: alienator n.… …

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  • 39alienate someone's affections US Law — induce someone to transfer their affection from a person with legal rights or claims on them. → alienate …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 40alienate by breach of condition — index forfeit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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