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alienate (one) from

1. To isolate or estrange one from something. Her status as the teacher's pet alienated Lisa from her peers.
2. To cause a person or group to reject something. The candidate alienated many potential voters from his party when he insulted blue-collar workers.
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alienate someone from someone or something

to cause someone to feel negative about someone or something. The teacher alienated the entire class from the subject of calculus.
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This study's objective was to analyze the psychometric properties of a Parental Alienation Scale (PAS) to be used by a forensic evaluator considering the behaviors of alienator, target parent and the child victim of alienation described in the literature (Baker, 2006; Gardner, 1985; Vilalta Suarez, 2011).
Nearly a year later, Crowell asked the court to give physical custody to Carver, noting that two psychological court evaluators had found Jensen was a parental alienator and would continue to make unfounded allegations against Carver.
But then, Kalatozov is an equal-opportunity alienator.
I do not deny that parental alienation occurs and that a lot of people are hurt when there is an alienator.
That Kushner requires nearly an hour to pull off that single remarkable speech that opens his ``Homebody/Kabul'' is a rare gift and a potential audience alienator.
In review of the above, it would seem that the institutional church is an equal opportunity alienator to married couples, women, priests, gays and lesbians and the divorced.
See Gardner, The Parental Alienation Syndrome, supra note 109, at 41 (explaining that "the likelihood of my obtaining cooperation from more than a small percentage of the alienators was extremely small").
An empire 'legitimizes relationships between exploiters and exploited economically, killers and victims militarily, dominators and dominated politically and alienators and alienated culturally.
Statements of principle can create senatorial alienators (10)