As nouns the difference between dereliction and alienate
is that dereliction
is willful neglect of one's duty while alienate
is (obsolete) a stranger; an alien.
As an adjective alienate is
estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from
As a verb alienate is
to convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
willful neglect of one's duty
- The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience.
the act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned
- What he did was a terrible dereliction of duty.
Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from .
- O alienate from God''. (John Milton). ''Paradise Lost line 4643.
(obsolete) A stranger; an alien.
To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention from; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean.
* (rfdate) (Thomas Babington Macaulay):
* (rfdate) (Isaac Taylor):
- The errors which alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart.
- The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present.
Alienate'' is largely synonymous with estrange. However, ''alienate'' is used primarily to refer to driving off (“he ''alienated'' her with his atrocious behavior”) or to offend a group (“the imprudent remarks ''alienated'' the urban demographic”), while ''estrange is used rather to mean “cut off relations”, particularly in a family setting.
* (estrange) estrange, antagonize, isolate