What is alienate?

  • (verb): Transfer property or ownership.
    Synonyms: alien
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "alienate":

  • (verb): Arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.
    Synonyms: estrange, alien, disaffect

Famous quotes containing the word alienate:

    One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.
    Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 17:9.

    Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary masterplan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people’s own failure as individuals.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    Nobody is so constituted as to be able to live everywhere and anywhere; and he who has great duties to perform, which lay claim to all his strength, has, in this respect, a very limited choice. The influence of climate upon the bodily functions ... extends so far, that a blunder in the choice of locality and climate is able not only to alienate a man from his actual duty, but also to withhold it from him altogether, so that he never even comes face to face with it.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)