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Meaning of alienate

al•ien•ate

Pronunciation: (āl'yu-nāt", ā'lē-u-), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to make indifferent or hostile: He has alienated his entire family.
  2. to turn away; transfer or divert: to alienate funds from their intended purpose.
  3. to transfer or convey, as title, property, or other right, to another: to alienate lands.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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