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alienate (one) from (someone)

To isolate or estrange one from someone. Her status as the teacher's pet alienated Lisa from her peers. What did you tell my daughter about me, huh? How did you alienate her from me? My sisters' intelligence has always alienated me from them. They're great students, whereas I couldn't care less about school and would rather be making music.
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alienate (one) from (something)

To cause a person or group to reject something. The candidate alienated many potential voters from his party when he insulted blue-collar workers. I pushed my kids so hard to get good grades that I ended up alienating them from school. You're their mom, which means that, as soon as you show an interest in something, you've likely already alienated your teen kids from it.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this regard it is advisable to note that if the alienator is the member in rights of joint ownership, the contract of life maintenance can be signed after determining the share of the co-owner in the common property or determining the order of using this property between owners.
Relations between the alienator and the acquirer of under the contract are binding in their nature.
I do not deny that parental alienation occurs and that a lot of people are hurt when there is an alienator. I do, however, Continued on following page believe there is a great difference between parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome, a term coined by Dr.
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.
Richard Gardner, who has said in court that any woman who accuses her husband of abusing a child is an "alienator." This concept suggests that the children should be awarded to the father (in many cases the abuser) and that the mother either should never be allowed to see the children again or should only see them in supervised visits.
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").
He described it as 'a system of unequal exchanges between the center and the periphery.' An empire 'legitimizes relationships between exploiters and exploited economically, killers and victims militarily, dominators and dominated politically and alienators and alienated culturally.' Galtung observed that the American empire 'provides a complete configuration, articulated in a statement by a Pentagon planner.'
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It was at the military head table as the colonel's wife that Fitzpatrick realized the extent to which rank, power and privilege were alienators. The women's ordination movement has much to say about the abolition of rank, power and privilege in the priesthood, hierarchy and Catholic church.