verb (used with object), al·ien·at·ed, al·ien·at·ing.
- alien and sedition acts,
- alienation of affections,
- alieni generis
Origin of alienate
Examples from the Web for alienated
The trouble was, he alienated Pope Pius VI and Pius VII—the latter he actually arrested.
I knew that there was a God, but I was alienated by organized religion, especially the guilt part of it.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The senator has alienated many Tea Partiers and has yet to reach out to bridge the gap, Hofstra said.Will Tea Partiers Sink Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Senate Reelection Bid?|Ben Jacobs|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet, 2016 may be different, as the GOP becomes ever more evangelical, Southern, blue collar, and alienated.
Along the way, Munoz alienated some of her biggest allies in the reform movement.The White House’s Woman in the Immigration Crosshairs|Eleanor Clift|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For, to live surrounded by human hats, and alienated from human heads to fit them on, is surely a great endurance.The Uncommercial Traveller|Charles Dickens
Froude was a man who usually either carried his readers wholly with him or alienated them.The Age of Tennyson|Hugh Walker
The one maligned by the mischievous gossip had been cast off, and alienated.Jessamine|Marion Harland
And hard on the heels of that comes "Alienated from the life of God."Quiet Talks about Jesus|S. D. Gordon
What seems obvious is that many graduates sympathized with his purposes but were alienated by his methods.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
1540s, "make estranged" (in feelings or affections), from Latin alienatus, past participle of alienare "to make another's, estrange," from alienus "of or belonging to another person or place," from alius "(an)other" (see alias (adv.)). Related: Alienated; alienating.