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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to estrange)
a. alejar
Why do you try to alienate everyone who tries to help you?¿Por qué tratas de alejar a todo el mundo que intenta ayudarte?
You're going to alienate all of your friends with that pessimistic attitude.Vas a alejar a todos tus amigos con esa actitud pesimista.
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If you don't engage the quiet students in your class, you may end up alienating them.Si no haces participar a los estudiantes más callados de la clase, tal vez acabarás haciendo que se alejen.
Your drunken behavior at the party alienated you from the people you wanted to be friends with.Tu embriaguez en la fiesta hizo que toda la gente con que querías hacer amigos se distanciara de ti.
2. (to make hostile)
a. enajenar
A lack of transparency in the voting system only further alienated voters.La falta de transparencia en el sistema de votación no hizo más que enajenar más a los votantes.
b. alienar
The new economic policies have alienated left-wing voters.Las nuevas medidas económicas alienaron a los votantes de izquierda.
3. (legal)
a. enajenar
Because of specific restraints on the deed, my father couldn't alienate his land to his neighbor.Debido a restricciones específicas en la escritura, mi padre no pudo enajenar su tierra a su vecino.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (supporters, readers)
a. alejar, provocar el distanciamiento de
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alienate [ˈeɪlɪəneɪt]
transitive verb
1 (offend) [+person] ofender; [+sb's sympathies] perder; enajenar (formal)
to alienate o.s. from sb alejarse or apartarse de algn
2 (Pol) (Fil) alienar; enajenar
The government cannot afford to alienate either group
3 (Jur) enajenar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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