Definition of "deport" []

  • To expel from a country. See Synonyms at banish. (verb-transitive)
  • To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove (an alien) forcibly from a country; expel (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To carry (an inhabitant) forcibly away from his or her homeland; transport; exile; banish (verb)
  • To conduct, hold, or behave (oneself) in a specified manner (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "deport" in a sentence
  • "Lastly, we need to figure out who to deport from the 11 million + that are already here."
  • "This is the end result of a legal system without ... john: I think the word deport was a bit strong. ("
  • "The use of "deport" and "transfer" indicate that the Convention prohibits the Occupying Power from the active or forcible transfer of its own civilians."