estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect(verb)
arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
transfer property or ownership
"The will aliened the property to the heirs"
make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
"the boring work alienated his employees"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To surrender is to give up upon compulsion, as to an enemy in war, hence to give up to any person, passion, influence, or power. To yield is to give place or give way under pressure, and hence under compulsion. Yield implies more softness or concession than surrender; the most determined men may surrender to overwhelming force; when one yields, his spirit is at least somewhat subdued. A monarch or a state cedes territory perhaps for a consideration; surrenders an army, a navy, or a fortified place to a conqueror; a military commander abandons an untenable position or unavailable stores. We sacrifice something precious through error, friendship, or duty, yield to convincing reasons, a stronger will, winsome persuasion, or superior force. Compare ABANDON.
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Translations for alienate
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- alienarCatalan, Valencian
- befremden, entfremdenGerman
- αποξενώνω, απαλλοτριώGreek
- alienar, enajenarSpanish
- vieraannuttaa, siirtää, luovuttaaFinnish
- styggja frá særFaroese
- отчуди́ть, отврати́ть, отчужда́ть, отвраща́ть, отдали́ть, отдаля́тьRussian
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