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Definition of the adjective alienate
What does alienate mean as an attribute of a noun?
- Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.
Definition of the noun alienate
What does alienate mean as a name of something?
- [obsolete] A stranger; an alien.
Definition of the verb alienate
What does alienate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: alienated | alienating | alienates
- arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
- examples: She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious | The performance is likely to alienate Sue
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, alarm, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonyms of alienate: disaffect / estrange
- more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
- more specific terms:
- transfer property or ownership
- make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
Alternative definition of the verb alienate
- To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
- To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention from; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.
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Southern Reporter (1894)
Demolombe, § 290, in support of the statement that the condition not to alienate is an impossible One to impose upon a bequest of the ownership of property. From the former we translate: “That condition is impossible and to be expunged ...
A Complete Digest of All Reported Cases from 1906 to 1916
Right to alienate is an inherent quality of vested fee-simple estates.—Harkness v. Lisle.
The verb “alien'' and its later equivalent, “alienate,” mean to transfer the property or ownership of anything, to make over to another owner.” Alienation is the act whereby one man voluntarily transfers the property and possession of lands, ...
by Bryan A. Garner
✳aliene; alienate; ✳abalienate. When we talk about property changing hands ...
by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland
ALIENATE, — The act by which the title to an estate involuntarily resigned by one person and accepted by another, in the forms prescribed by law.1 ALIENATED.— A transfer of title.* ALIENATION. — A mode of obtaining an estate by purchase ...
The Pronunciation Marked and Modelled, with Important Variations, on the Plan of Walker. Preceded by a Complete Englisyh Grammar Stereo-type Ed
(see Alifn and To Alienate, which is commonly used), to make any thing the property of another by dispoaaesBing oneself; to estrange, to make strange, to turn the mind or affection, to make averse, used with from, as. The king ...
The New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)
by Nathan BAILEY
To ALIENATE (aliener, Fr. alitna, L.) 1. To transfer the property of'any thing to another. 2. To withdraw the heart or a!"sections; with the particle from, where the first possessor is mentioned. ALIENATE (alirmtur, L.) withdrawn from ; stranger to; ...
The Imperial Dictionary (1863)
English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie
ALIAS ALIENATE ALIRE AL'GEBRA, n. [Ar. al and gaboron, the reduction of parts to a whole, or fractions to whole numbers, from the verb, which signifies to consolidate; Heb. Ch. Syr. and Eth. -::, gebar, to be strong.] The science of quantity in ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1I1E1N1A1T1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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