- 1alienate somebody to make someone less friendly or sympathetic toward you His comments have alienated a lot of young voters.
- 2alienate somebody (from something/somebody) to make someone feel that they do not belong in a particular group Very talented children may feel alienated from the others in their class.
NAmE//ˈeɪliəˌneɪt//, NAmE//ˈeɪlyə‑//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they alienate
he / she / it alienates
past simple alienated
-ing form alienating
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NAmE//ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃn//, NAmE//ˌeɪlyə‑//noun [uncountable] The new policy resulted in the alienation of many voters. Many immigrants suffer from a sense of alienation.