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alienate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈeɪliəneɪt/
LOSE SUPPORT to make someone stop supporting and liking you: The government's comments have alienated many teachers.Causing feelings of anger and displeasureInspiring dislikeSerious and unpleasant
NOT INCLUDE to make someone feel that they are different and do not belong to a group: Disagreements can alienate teenagers from their families.Different and difference
alienation
 
 
/ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃən/ noun [U]
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