Definition of “alienate” - English Dictionary

“alienate” in American English

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alienateverb [ T ]

us /ˈeɪ·li·əˌneɪt, ˈeɪl·jə-/

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.
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)