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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Yara plays Natasha Kingsley, an undocumented immigrant from Jamaica who is about to be deported due to her status. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton's "The Sun is Also a Star"," 6 Feb. 2019 If her mother is deported, teenager Pamela will remain in Davenport to complete high school. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "ICE delays deportation of Marine veteran's wife who is 'still waiting for my miracle'," 20 June 2018 Faith in Indiana said that should the parents be deported, their children would likely go into foster care. Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star, "Archbishop backs mom of 2 facing deportation, but immigration authorities dig in," 24 Apr. 2018 Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported that 81,000 undocumented immigrants were deported during fiscal year 2017. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "SCOTUS strikes down part of mandatory deportation law: report," 17 Apr. 2018 During a climactic moment, the evil mayor tells her she will be deported back to Cincinnati. Carl Weiser, Cincinnati.com, "Spoiler alert! New Wes Anderson movie gives a surprising shout-out to Cincinnati," 9 Apr. 2018 If deported, Zhu would probably return to his home town in Chongqing. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "'Zombie Raccoon' disease does not affect humans, says ODFW," 5 Apr. 2018 If deported, Zhu would probably return to his home town in Chongqing. The Washington Post, kansascity, "ICE seeking to deport immigrant veteran after Mattis assured that would not happen | The Kansas City Star," 4 Apr. 2018 The immigration officer who taunted her and three other women told them the law had changed, that their children would be taken away, and that they would be deported, the claim alleges. Nomaan Merchant, The Seattle Times, "Separated migrant families demand millions from US agencies," 11 Feb. 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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The first known use of deport was in 1598

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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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