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English definition of “alienate”

alienate

verb [T]  /ˈeɪ·li·əˌneɪt, ˈeɪl·jə-/ us  
to cause a person or people to stop supporting someone or to stop feeling welcome: All these changes to the newspaper have alienated its old readers.
alienation
noun [U]  /ˌeɪ·li·əˈneɪ·ʃən, ˌeɪl·jə-/ us  
The alienation of young adults has lowered the number of people who vote.
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