deport

verb
de·​port | \ di-ˈpȯrt , dē-\
deported; deporting; deports

Definition of deport

transitive verb

1 [ Latin deportare ]

a : to send out of the country by legal deportation
b : to carry away
2 : to behave or comport (oneself) especially in accord with a code

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banish, exile, deport, transport mean to remove by authority from a state or country. banish implies compulsory removal from a country not necessarily one's own. banished for seditious activities exile may imply compulsory removal or an enforced or voluntary absence from one's own country. a writer who exiled himself for political reasons deport implies sending out of the country an alien who has illegally entered or whose presence is judged inimical to the public welfare. illegal aliens will be deported transport implies sending a convicted criminal to an overseas penal colony. a convict who was transported to Australia

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

Examples of deport in a Sentence

Thousands of immigrants had been illegally deported. deported them back to their country of birth

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Saudi activists say the kingdom, through its embassies abroad, has at times put pressure on border patrol agents in foreign countries to deport the women back to Saudi Arabia. Trevor Marshallsea, The Seattle Times, "Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman," 8 Jan. 2019 The camp was largely a ghetto labor camp, a holding pen where Jews stayed before being deported to killing centers like Auschwitz. Jane Levere, Smithsonian, "This Remarkable Charm Bracelet Chronicles a Life Inside a Concentration Camp," 16 Apr. 2018 Or the kids or the adults who are worried about being deported. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Recode Decode," 5 Apr. 2018 Release date: May 10 The Sun is Also a Star Based on the YA novel of the same name, in her final day in NYC, Natasha tries to find a way to stay in the United States before she and her family are deported. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "8 Teen Movies Coming Out in 2019 That You're Bound To Become Obsessed With," 11 Jan. 2019 He was released from Connecticut Department of Correction custody in 2016, officials said he was deported back to Ecuador. Nicholas Rondinone, courant.com, "Ecuadoran Sex Offender Guilty Of Illegally Coming Back To U.S.," 19 June 2018 O’Rourke became more impassioned when talking about immigration, saying that the United States has become inhospitable to refugees and immigrants—ripping apart families and deporting young children. Matt Viser, Town & Country, "Why So Many People Are Betting on Beto O'Rourke," 26 July 2018 Its inhabitants were murdered or deported as slave labor under the victorious Third Reich’s plans. Darran Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Cities That Never Existed," 17 June 2018 News agency dpa reported that he was deported to France in 2017. Jamey Keaten, The Seattle Times, "Strasbourg suspect: From young criminal to fugitive attacker," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of deport

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for deport

Middle French deporter, from Latin deportare to carry away, from de- + portare to carry — more at fare

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deport

verb

English Language Learners Definition of deport

: to force (a person who is not a citizen) to leave a country

deport

verb
de·​port | \ di-ˈpȯrt \
deported; deporting

Kids Definition of deport

1 : behave sense 1, conduct The children deported themselves well.
2 : to force (a person who is not a citizen) to leave a country
de·​port | \ di-ˈpōrt \

Legal Definition of deport

: to send (an alien) out of a country by order of deportation — compare exclude

Other Words from deport

deportable adjective

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