deport

[ dih-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ dɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. depolymerize,
  2. depone,
  3. deponent,
  4. depopulate,
  5. depopulation,
  6. deportation,
  7. deportee,
  8. deportment,
  9. deposal,
  10. depose

Origin of deport

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

Related forms
Can be confuseddeport disport

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British Dictionary definitions for deportee

deportee

/ (ˌdiːpɔːˈtiː) /

noun

a person deported or awaiting deportation

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 Formsdeportable, 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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Word Origin and History for deportee
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