- 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.
Origin of deport
Related Words for deportoust, relegate, expel, extradite, displace, exile, expatriate, dismiss, transport, expulse
Examples from the Web for deport
Contemporary Examples of deport
The White House (finally) responds to the “Deport Bieber” petitions.Neil Patrick Harris Scolds Loud Fan, White House Responds to 'Deport Bieber'
April 21, 2014
The Deport Justin Bieber Petition, has already garnered the necessary number of signatures to elicit a White House response.Justin Bieber Has Been Drag Racing Down the Road to Recovery
February 5, 2014
A popular petition begs the White House to deport Justin Bieber.Justin Bieber Faces Deportation; NBC Moves Emmy Awards to Monday
January 29, 2014
I hardly even know what to say about the petition to deport Piers Morgan, now at over 80,000 signatures.Should Piers Morgan Be Deported?
December 27, 2012
Now there's a new petition: to deport every jerkazoid who signed a secession petition.Self-Deportation, Democrat Style
November 13, 2012
Historical Examples of deport
By Jove, I wish we could fix something on that man and get the government to deport him.The Watchers of the Plains
Through all the trying hours of that ordeal how like a hero did he deport himself!John Brown: A Retrospect
The government looked into the matter and decided to deport them.The Cruise of the O Moo
Roy J. Snell
Exactly as before she appeared, so he continued to deport himself.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
That is, it is for you to say how you will deport yourself on matters of religion.Handbook of Freethought
- 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
Word Origin for deport
Meaning "banish" is first recorded 1640s, from Modern French déporter, from Latin deportare "carry off, transport, banish, exile," from de- in its sense of "off, away" + portare "to carry" (but associated by folk etymology with portus "harbor"). "The two branches are treated by Darmesteter as historically distinct words in French" [OED]. Related: Deported; deporting.