alienate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

alienate

(āl′ē-ĕ-nāt″) [L. alienus, someone else's, alien]
To isolate, estrange, or dissociate.
References in periodicals archive ?
She said: "Not having a referendum on Brexit is a sure-fire way to alienate young voters."
Najaf / NINA / The religious authority, Sheikh Muhammad Ishaq al-Fayyadh stressed on Saturday on the need for national elections that should not be alienate, and changing the situation of the people is vested in good choice.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said the Government should pause and reflect on how it had managed to "alienate its entire workforce", while a senior minister urged nurses, teachers and civil servants to find out for themselves what the Government's reforms meant for their pensions.
Based on Toby Young's celebrated memoir, How To Lose Friends & Alienate People is a dull, lifeless mess.
Material like "Run Fatboy Run" and now "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" are putting him in danger of having people come to dread his appearance in a movie.
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People tries so desperately to wring one chuckle out of nothing with a menagerie of characters who don't possess enough style or savvy to operate convincingly in the high-powered world of Hollywood glitz.
Intandem Films, the AIM-listed group headed by Birmingham businessman Gary Smith, said it had successfully completed the EUR27 million (pounds 13.4 million) production financing for the feature film How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
But they must recognize they can only alienate the black middle-class for so long; if neighborhoods don't serve those families' needs, the suburbs will grow evermore appealing.
They lack a project, until a decision to raise silkworms offers a non-traditional project from Korea which may either win or alienate their friends.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-22 June 2005-SciVisum finds that one in ten websites alienate some browser users(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Another problem with innovation is that if you change something, you may alienate those who were happy buying what it is that you had been selling.