US Law Induce someone to transfer their affection from a person (such as a spouse) with legal rights or claims on them: he sued him for alienating his wife’s affections
More example sentences
- The waif seemed eager to get inside, but I didn't want to alienate her affections if she had a home.
- Austerity and sternness will alienate his affections, and severe words will sting him to the quick.
- The young man, in his efforts to extricate the young woman from her problems, manages to alienate her affections while arousing the enmity of her powerful protector.
Definition of alienate someone's affections in:
- The US English dictionary