alienate (v.)

  1. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

    [ Syn: estrange , alien , disaffect ]

  2. transfer property or ownership; The will aliened the property to the heirs

    [ Syn: alien ]

  3. make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated; the boring work alienated his employees'

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