To deport is to kick someone out of a country. Deporting is also to deliver a person to the authorities of another country. Although you might like to deport your little brother from your room, it’s something governments do.

Governments have the power to deport. When you're deported, you get thrown out of a country, often because you were there illegally. This type of deporting is similar to exiling. Another form of deporting is even harsher: sometimes a person is not only tossed out of one country, but handed over to the government of another country. This is also called being extradited, and it usually happens to people wanted for a crime in the second country.

Definitions of deport
  1. verb
    expel from a country
    synonyms: exile, expatriate
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    admit back into the country
    type of:
    expel, kick out, throw out
    force to leave or move out
  2. verb
    hand over to the authorities of another country
    synonyms: deliver, extradite
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    send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees
    type of:
    expel, kick out, throw out
    force to leave or move out
  3. verb
    behave in a certain manner
    synonyms: acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct
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    be flustered; behave in a confused manner
    assert, put forward
    insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    behave in a certain way towards others
    walk around
    behave in a certain manner or have certain properties
    pose, posture
    behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    attitudinise, attitudinize
    assume certain affected attitudes
    type of:
    bear, carry, hold
    support or hold in a certain manner
    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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