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

 

exile

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈeksaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksaɪl//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzaɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exile
BrE BrE//ˈeksaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksaɪl//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzaɪl//
 
he / she / it exiles
BrE BrE//ˈeksaɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksaɪlz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzaɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzaɪlz//
 
past simple exiled
BrE BrE//ˈeksaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksaɪld//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzaɪld//
 
past participle exiled
BrE BrE//ˈeksaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksaɪld//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzaɪld//
 
-ing form exiling
BrE BrE//ˈeksaɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksaɪlɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈeɡzaɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɡzaɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] exile somebody (from…) to force somebody to leave their country, especially for political reasons or as a punishment; to send somebody into exile the party’s exiled leaders Word Origin Middle English: the noun partly from Old French exil ‘banishment’ and partly from Old French exile ‘banished person’; the verb from Old French exiler; all based on Latin exilium ‘banishment’, from exul ‘banished person’.Extra examples He was effectively exiled after a failed bid for power. He was exiled for his beliefs. He was exiled to Siberia. The family was exiled from France. Dante, the poet, was exiled from his home in Florence. Exiled opposition leaders have made an appeal to the international community. The government decided to exile him to the colonies.
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