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is estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from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.
Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from .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
Failure to alienate.
- nonalienation of pension benefits