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alienate

Pronunciation: /ˈeɪliəneɪt/

Translation of alienate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Politics/Política] [Psychology/Psicología] alienar (estrange) this has alienated all his friends esto ha hecho que todos sus amigos se alejen or se distancien de él to alienate the middle classes perder* el apoyo de la clase media to alienate sb from sb/sth alejar a algn de algn/algo to alienate oneself from sb/sth alejarse or distanciarse de algn/algo
    Example sentences
    • Consequently, unless the plaintiff alienated his ownership, he has been the owner of the case since it came into being.
    • Ever since the 1290 statute it has been a principle of the law that generally an estate owner should have a free and unfettered power to alienate his property.
    • The ultimate purpose of the acquisitions is to enable the Territory to validly alienate Crown land in the manner that is stated in the notices of proposed acquisition.

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