from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To cause to become unfriendly or hostile; estrange.
- transitive verb To cause to become withdrawn or unresponsive; isolate or dissociate emotionally.
- transitive verb To cause to be transferred; turn away.
- transitive verb Law To transfer (property or a right) to the ownership of another, especially by an act of the owner rather than by inheritance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To transfer or convey, as title, property, or other right, to another: as, to
alienatelands or sovereignty.
- To repel or turn away in feeling; make indifferent or averse, where love or esteem before subsisted; estrange: with from before the secondary object.
- Synonyms To deliver over, surrender, give up.
- To disaffect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A stranger; an alien.
- transitive verb To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
- transitive verb To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with
- adjective Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Estranged; withdrawnin affection; foreign; with from.
- noun obsolete A
stranger; an alien.
- verb To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
- verb To
estrange; to withdrawaffections or attention from; to make indifferentor averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb transfer property or ownership
- verb make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
- verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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For every voting block they alienate, that is one more block they are giving to the dems.
Hey, I'm all for cool action scenes in my SciFi, but -- if I may clarify the author's assumption -- stories that include inter-character relationships don't "alienate" me.
In the real world of human societies, however, human beings give up or "alienate" some rights - in particular, the right to initiate physical force - in exchange for governmental protection.
The city has already obtained approval from the New York State Legislature to "alienate" the parkland, a necessary step because the property is being used for purposes other than parkland.
There are the typical concerns that by committing to one company like this (although there is no contractual restrictions as to who either side could work with in addition to one another) then Omnicom could 'alienate' other companies like Yahoo or Microsoft.