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Definition of 'alienate'


  1. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
       Synonyms: estrange alien disaffect
  2. transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs"
       Synonyms: alien
  3. make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated; "the boring work alienated his employees"

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