[ dih-pawrt, -pohrt ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to expel (an alien) from a country; banish.

  2. to send or carry off; transport, especially forcibly: The country deported its criminals.

  1. to bear, conduct, or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.

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

  • de·port·a·ble, adjective
  • de·por·tee, noun
  • de·port·er, noun
  • non·de·port·a·ble, adjective
  • non·de·port·ed, adjective, noun
  • un·de·port·ed, adjective

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How to use deport in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deport


/ (dɪˈpɔːt) /

  1. to remove (an alien) forcibly from a country; expel

  2. to carry (an inhabitant) forcibly away from his homeland; transport; exile; banish

  1. to conduct, hold, or behave (oneself) in a specified manner

Origin of deport

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

Derived forms of deport

  • deportable, adjective

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