alienate (one) from

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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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References in classic literature ?
The sister with whom she was used to be on easy terms was now become her greatest enemy: they were alienated from each other; and Julia was not superior to the hope of some distressing end to the attentions which were still carrying on there, some punishment to Maria for conduct so shameful towards herself as well as towards Mr.
These difficulties, indeed, with a heart so alienated from Lucy, might not press very hard upon his patience; but melancholy was the state of the person by whom the expectation of family opposition and unkindness, could be felt as a relief!
But notwithstanding the concurring testimony of experience, in this particular, there are still to be found visionary or designing men, who stand ready to advocate the paradox of perpetual peace between the States, though dismembered and alienated from each other.
Mother-of-two Annie, 59, from Aberdeen, believes parental relationships suffered in the 1960s as "we alienated our parents and felt alienated from them".
When he decides to attend the school for rich white kids twenty-two miles away, he is now alienated from two societies.
Even though they feel alienated from politicians, Black youth still involve themselves in politics as much as their peers, the study found.
How the Party I Loved Became the Enemy of My Religion is the personal testimony of devout Catholic David Carlin, who became increasingly alienated from the changes in the Democratic party.
In this light, the title of her painting Self-Alienated Spirit, 2000, speaks volumes, asserting that one may be alienated from oneself but nonetheless have "spirit"--that one may be marked by external factors but nonetheless produce something that is unmistakably one's own.
This robbed architecture of symbolism and depth and resulted in object buildings alienated from context and alienating to many people.
African-American youth are less likely to be alienated from organized religion than white youth.
By the end of his life, Melville was so alienated from American culture that his death was barely noticed.
After their pleasure peaks, they return to their own separate spheres, alienated from each other and the world.
The National Study of Youth and Religion found that about two-thirds of American 12th-graders say they do not feel alienated from organized religion.
Yet it was that very distrust of sex that made it a place for queers who felt alienated from the dominant musical scene.
Isn't Olson supposedly so alienated from Indy that he so far has refused to write a spiel for the truckmeister's anniversary tome?