Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.
- To cause to become unfriendly or hostile; estrange: alienate a friend; alienate potential supporters by taking extreme positions. See Synonyms at estrange.
- To cause to become withdrawn or unresponsive; isolate or dissociate emotionally: The numbing labor tended to alienate workers.
- To cause to be transferred; turn away: "He succeeded . . . in alienating the affections of my only ward” ( Oscar Wilde).
- Law To transfer (property or a right) to the ownership of another, especially by an act of the owner rather than by inheritance.