alienate

(redirected from alienates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • phrase

Synonyms for alienate

alienate someone from something

Synonyms

Synonyms for alienate

to make distant, hostile, or unsympathetic

to change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document

Synonyms for alienate

arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

transfer property or ownership

Synonyms

Related Words

make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

References in periodicals archive ?
He added: "This excludes, and indeed alienates, the people of Northern Ireland.
It's their objectionable behaviour that alienates them from us.
Gardner observed, in the conduct of numerous custody evaluations of children, that divorcing families shared common characteristics which he designated parental alienation syndrome, (1) in which one parent, an alienating parent, alienates the child or children from a targeted parent.
At its most didactic, feminist art alienates the male portion of its audience; but when it entices, it's at women's expense.
Bush has also learned from his father's experience that siding with scientists gains him little politically, and often alienates conservatives.
With that, Hahn alienates another constituency that was key to his election: Valley voters.
He argues that since the Pill alienates men and women from their own fertility, it inevitably alienates them from each other.
It would be easy to give a Marxist view of this episode: that the new impersonal cash and commodity exchange economy alienates family members from each other and creates a society of isolated selfish individuals.
In the April/May 1996 issue of LawNow, our family law columnist, Rosemarie Boll, wrote about the Parental Alienation Syndrome, in which one parent consciously or subconsciously, alienates a child from the other parent through the expression of disapproval, criticism or denigration.