Alienate vs Nonalienation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between alienate and nonalienation

is that alienate is (obsolete) a stranger; an alien while nonalienation is failure to alienate.

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is estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from .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.

alienate

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from .
  • O alienate from God''. (John Milton). ''Paradise Lost line 4643.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A stranger; an alien.
  • Verb

    (alienat)
  • 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):
  • The errors which alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart.
  • * (rfdate) (Isaac Taylor):
  • The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present.

    Usage notes

    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.

    Synonyms

    * (estrange) estrange, antagonize, isolate

    References

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    nonalienation

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Failure to alienate.
  • nonalienation of pension benefits