Definition of alienate:
- A stranger; an alien.
- Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; - with from.
- To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
- To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; - with from.
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- alienate (part of speech: verb)
- seclude (part of speech: verb)
separate (part of speech: verb)
- dissociate (part of speech: verb)
- "An Ambitious Man", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
And, indeed, the argument on which these acts have been hitherto defended goes altogether on the ground, that this is such a corporation as the legislature may abolish at pleasure; and that its members have no rights, liberties, franchises, property, or privileges, which the legislature may not revoke, annul, alienate, or transfer to others, whenever it sees fit.- "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.
In connection with this unpleasant state of things on our western frontier it is proper for me to mention the attempts of foreign agents to alienate the affections of the Indian nations and to excite them to actual hostilities against the United States.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.