Definition of deport
1 : to behave or comport (oneself) especially in accord with a code
2 [Latin deportare] a : to carry awayb : to send out of the country by legal deportation
Examples of deport in a sentence
Thousands of immigrants had been illegally deported.
deported them back to their country of birth
Origin and Etymology of deport
Medieval French deporter, from Latin deportare to carry away, from de- + portare to carry — more at fare
First Known Use: 1598
Synonym Discussion of deport
behave, conduct, deport, comport, acquit mean to act or to cause oneself to do something in a certain way. behave may apply to the meeting of a standard of what is proper or decorous the children behaved in church. conduct implies action or behavior that shows the extent of one's power to control or direct oneself conducted herself with unfailing good humor. deport implies behaving so as to show how far one conforms to conventional rules of discipline or propriety the hero deported himself in accord with the code of chivalry. comport suggests conduct measured by what is expected or required of one in a certain class or position comported themselves as gentlemen. acquit applies to action under stress that deserves praise or meets expectations acquitted herself well in her first assignment.
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Definition of deport for English Language Learners
: to force (a person who is not a citizen) to leave a country
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