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Alienator meaning in English

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1. alienator

an unpleasant person who causes friendly people to become indifferent or unfriendly or hostile

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to cause (a friend, sympathizer, etc) to become indifferent, unfriendly, or hostile; estrange
to turn away; divert
to alienate the affections of a person
3. law
to transfer the ownership of (property, title, etc) to another person

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈalienˌated or ˈalienˌating
to transfer the ownership of (property) to another
to make unfriendly; estrange
his behavior alienated his friends
to cause to be withdrawn or detached, as from one's society
to cause a transference of (affection)

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tr.v. al·ien·at·ed, al·ien·at·ing, al·ien·ates
1. To cause to become unfriendly or hostile; estrange: alienate a friend; alienate potential supporters by taking extreme positions.
2. To cause to become withdrawn or unresponsive; isolate or dissociate emotionally: The numbing labor tended to alienate workers.
3. To cause to be transferred; turn away: "He succeeded ... in alienating the affections of my only ward" (Oscar Wilde).
4. Law To transfer (property or a right) to the ownership of another, especially by an act of the owner rather than by inheritance.

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