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deport

[ dih-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ dɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt /
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verb (used with object)

to expel (an alien) from a country; banish.
to send or carry off; transport, especially forcibly: The country deported its criminals.
to bear, conduct, or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.

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Origin of deport

1475–85; <Middle French déporter<Latin dēportāre to carry away, banish oneself, equivalent to dē-de- + portāre to carry; see port5

OTHER WORDS FROM deport

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deport

deport , disport
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British Dictionary definitions for deport

deport
/ (dɪˈpɔːt) /

verb (tr)

to remove (an alien) forcibly from a country; expel
to carry (an inhabitant) forcibly away from his homeland; transport; exile; banish
to conduct, hold, or behave (oneself) in a specified manner

Derived forms of deport

deportable, adjective

Word Origin for deport

C15: from French déporter, from Latin dēportāre to carry away, banish, from de- + portāre to carry
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