Thesaurus

deport

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of deport

  1. 1 to force to leave a country deported them back to their country of birth Synonyms of deport banish, displace, exile, expatriate, relegate, transportWords Related to deport cast out, dismiss, eject, eliminate, evict, exclude, expel, expulse, kick out, oust, run out, throw out; excommunicate, ostracize, reject, repudiate, spurn; dispossessNear Antonyms of deport naturalize, repatriate; accept, admit, receive, take in; entertain, harbor, house, shelter

  2. 2 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way deported herself with grace and propriety at the country club cotillion Synonyms of deport acquit, bear, carry, comport, conduct, demean, behave, quitWords Related to deport check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, playNear Antonyms of deport act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct

Synonym Discussion of deport

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


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