- 1 [with object] Expel (a foreigner) from a country, typically on the grounds of illegal status or for having committed a crime: he was deported for violation of immigration lawsMore example sentences
expel, banish, exile, transport, expatriate, extradite, repatriate; evict, oust, cast out, throw out, turn out, drive out, drum out• informal kick out, boot out, chuck out, give someone the boot, send packing, give someone their marching orders, throw someone out on their earBritish • informal turf outNorth American • informal give someone the bum's rush• dated outin ancient Greece ostracize
- The grounds for deporting foreigners living in Germany have also been extended, as have the grounds for denying them a legal right to stay.
- A 1996 immigration reform law allows the government to deport illegal aliens convicted of an aggravated felony.
- The Home Secretary will have greater freedom to exclude and deport foreigners preaching hate and violence.
- 1.1Exile (a native) to another country: he was deported to Turkey for his public condemnation of the ShahMore example sentences
- He won't be deported to his native Egypt, where he was sentenced to death in absentia.
- The occupying power has no business exiling or deporting people under occupation.
- Some continue to be held despite orders for them to be deported to their native countries.
- 2 (deport oneself) • archaic Conduct oneself in a specified manner: he has deported himself with great dignityMore example sentences
- How you walk, how you deport yourself, how you behave in the queue for food: these things are all important because they may be saying something to your opponents.
- And people say he deports himself in a very presidential way.
- The decision we take on how we deport ourselves over the months ahead will go very much to the reputation and standing of this country in the councils of the world.
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- Every one of these detainees was either inadmissible to the United States or was deportable by virtue of immigration violations, and 505 of the 762 have in fact been deported.
- Trade unions, strikes, and agitators are illegal, and 99% of the private-sector workforce are easily deportable non-citizens.
- But under strict immigration reforms passed in 1996, even legal residents convicted of a wide variety of crimes are deportable.
late 16th century (in sense 2): from French déporter, from Latin deportare, from de- 'away' + portare 'carry'.