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Definition of Alienate

Alienate

  1. Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.
  2. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
  3. To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from.
  4. A stranger; an alien.

Alienate Quotations

As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression.
Noam Chomsky

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

And another thing is that I think as a church whenever we become politically driven, we alienate at least 50 percent of the people that God called us to reach with our political orientations.
T. D. Jakes

I don't want to completely self-sabotage everything that I've got and alienate everyone. But I definitely want to take some chances as I always have.
Katy Perry

Violent movements attract thugs and firebrands who enjoy the mayhem. Violent tactics provide a pretext for retaliation by the enemy and alienate third parties who might otherwise support the movement.
Steven Pinker
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Alienate Translations

alienate in Spanish is alienar

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