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Definition of deport verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deport

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɔːrt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deport
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɔːrt//
 
he / she / it deports
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɔːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɔːrts//
 
past simple deported
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɔːrtɪd//
 
past participle deported
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɔːrtɪd//
 
-ing form deporting
BrE BrE//dɪˈpɔːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɔːrtɪŋ//
 
Legal processes, Immigration
 
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deport somebody to force somebody to leave a country, usually because they have broken the law or because they have no legal right to be there He was convicted of drug offences and deported. Many refugees were forcibly deported back to the countries they had come from. The government refused to grant them refugee status and deported them. See related entries: Legal processes, Immigration Word Origin late 16th cent. (referring to behaviour): from French déporter, from Latin deportare, from de- ‘away’ + portare ‘carry’.
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