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Definition of "expel" []

  • To force or drive out: expel an invader. (verb-transitive)
  • To discharge from or as if from a receptacle: expelled a sigh of relief. (verb-transitive)
  • To force to leave; deprive of membership: expelled the student from college for cheating. See Synonyms at eject. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "expel" in a sentence
  • "They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient."
  • "He could not, in short, expel the king of France from Paris, lest he should provoke his own vassals to follow his example of insubordination and expel him from Bordeaux or Rouen."
  • "Even when Puri questioned me, I, in fact, requested her not to use the word expel as it was against the school's principles. ""