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verb [transitive] alienate pronunciation in British English /ˈeɪliəneɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyalienate
he/she/italienates
present participlealienating
past tensealienated
past participlealienated
  1. 1
    to make someone dislike you, or not want to help or support you

    Would they dare risk alienating public opinion?

    Their campaign has alienated the public.

  2. 2
    to make someone feel that they do not belong in a place or group

    The company fears noisy brightly-lit shops are alienating older customers.

    Crowded classrooms can alienate a shy child.

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