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British English: /ˈeɪlɪəneɪt/
American English: /ˈeɪljəˌneɪt/

Translation of alienate in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (estrange)
    (supporters, colleagues)
    they alienated all their friends
    ils se sont rendus antipathiques à tous leurs amis
    ils se sont aliéné tous leurs amis
    his alcoholism alienated him from his entire family
    son alcoolisme l'a éloigné de toute sa famille
    the party risks alienating younger voters
    le parti risque de s'aliéner les jeunes électeurs
    his attitude alienated all his friends
    il a éloigné tous ses amis par son attitude

also: alienated past participle adjective

  • (minority, group) from de

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