When an illegal immigrant enters the U.S. and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship makes him leave, this is an example of a time when the U.S. deports the immigrant.
- to behave or conduct (oneself) in a specified way
Origin of deportFr déporter < L deportare, to carry away, banish < de-, from + portare to carry or send away; specif., to force (an alien) to leave a country by official order; expel
Origin of deportOld French deporter from de- (L de), intensive + porter from Classical Latin portare, to carry, bear: see port
transitive verbde·port·ed, de·port·ing, de·ports
- To expel from a country: deported the foreigner who had entered the country illegally.
- To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
Origin of deportFrench déporter to banish from Latin dēportāre to carry away dē- de- portāre to carry ; see per-2 in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English from Old French deporter to behave from Latin dēportāre
(third-person singular simple present deports, present participle deporting, simple past and past participle deported)
deport - Legal Definition