deport

verb
de·​port | \ di-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce deport (audio) , 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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In October, an immigration court ruled to deport Joe to his native Italy after his prison sentence. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Joe Giudice Asks to Be Released from ICE Custody amid Deportation Battle," 11 Sep. 2019 In April 1944, Sietsma was arrested and deported to Dachau. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Diet Eman, the Dutch Resistance Fighter Who Helped Jews Escape the Nazis, Has Died at 99," 9 Sep. 2019 The 41-year-old Iraqi national died of complications from diabetes in early August after being deported to Iraq in June. Scottie Andrew And Laura Ly, CNN, "The body of an Iraqi man who died shortly after ICE deported him has returned to the US for burial," 1 Sep. 2019 Tony's family was deported to Mexico, which means they are currently separated for the time being. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "All the Questions We Have After "13 Reasons Why" Season 3," 24 Aug. 2019 He was handed over to the Germans and deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he was kept alongside Léon Blum, France’s left-wing (and first Jewish) prime minister. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Haunting of Paris: Georges Mandel and the Long Legacy of Nazi Violence," 6 Aug. 2019 Kwan Fai Mak and Benjamin Ng were convicted of murder later that year and are serving life sentences; Wai-Chu Ng was deported to Hong Kong in 2014. NBC News, "Mass shooting in El Paso is deadliest in 2019, among worst in modern U.S. history," 4 Aug. 2019 They were surrounded by a horde of media members as Alejandra Juarez self-deported to Mexico. Lisa Maria Garza, orlandosentinel.com, "Anguish remains but Alejandra Juarez and family find hope a year after her deportation to Mexico," 2 Aug. 2019 Tlaib mentioned the case of Jorge Garcia of Lincoln Park, who was deported last year to Mexico. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit leaders: Democratic presidential candidates should address immigration," 31 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce deport (audio) \
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 How to pronounce deport (audio) \

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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