Definition of alienate someone's affections in English:

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alienate someone's affections

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
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  • 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.
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