alien·ate /ˈeliəˌnet, ˈeljə-/
alien·ate /ˈelɪəˌnet, ˈeljə-/ 及物動詞
Al·ien·ate a. Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.
O alienate from God. --Milton.
Al·ien·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alienated p. pr. & vb. n. Alienating.]
1. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
2. To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from.
The errors which . . . alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart. --Macaulay.
The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present. --I. Taylor.
Al·ien·ate n. A stranger; an alien. [Obs.]
v 1: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly
been love, affection, or friendliness [syn: estrange,
2: transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the
property to the heirs" [syn: alien]