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exile

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of exile

  1. 1 the forced removal from a homeland <the exile of French settlers from Nova Scotia resulted in the birth of the Cajun community in the U.S.> Synonyms banishment, deportation, displacement, expatriation, expulsion, relegation Related Words ostracism; extradition; diaspora, dispersion, scattering; emigration, migration; evacuation; ethnic cleansing, transportation; dispossession, ejection, ouster Near Antonyms repatriation, return; immigration

  2. 2 a person forced to emigrate for political reasons <after being overthrown in a coup, the dictator spent the remainder of his life as an exile in a string of less-than-welcoming countries> Synonyms deportee, evacuee, émigré, expat [chiefly British], expatriate, refugeeRelated Words alien, fugitive; castoff, outcast, pariah; loyalist, patriot




exile

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of exile

  1. to force to leave a country <with their conquest of the Moors complete, Ferdinand and Isabella next exiled the Jews from Spain> Synonyms deport, displace, banish, expatriate, relegate, transportRelated Words cast out, dismiss, eject, eliminate, evict, exclude, expel, expulse, kick out, oust, run out, throw out; excommunicate, ostracize, reject, repudiate, spurn; dispossessNear Antonyms naturalize, repatriate; accept, admit, receive, take in; entertain, harbor, house, shelter




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