alienate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"alienate" in British English

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alienateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.li.ə.neɪt/

alienate verb [T] (LOSE SUPPORT)

to ​cause someone or a ​group of ​people to ​stopsupporting and ​agreeing with you: All these ​changes to the ​newspaper have alienated ​itstraditionalreaders.

alienate verb [T] (MAKE UNWELCOME)

to make someone ​feel that they are different and not ​part of a ​group: Disagreements can alienate ​teenagers fromtheirfamilies.
(Definition of alienate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alienate" in American English

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alienateverb [T]

 us   /ˈeɪ·li·əˌneɪt, ˈeɪl·jə-/
to ​cause a ​person or ​people to ​stopsupporting someone or to ​stopfeelingwelcome: All these ​changes to the ​newspaper have alienated ​itsold readers.
alienation
noun [U]  us   /ˌeɪ·li·əˈneɪ·ʃən, ˌeɪl·jə-/
The alienation of ​young adults has ​lowered the ​number of ​people who ​vote.
(Definition of alienate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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