from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To expel from a country. See Synonyms at banish.
- transitive v. To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To comport (oneself); to behave.
- v. To evict, especially from a country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To transport; to carry away; to exile; to send into banishment; to expel (from a region or country).
- transitive v. To carry or demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
- n. Behavior; carriage; demeanor; deportment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To transport or carry off; carry away, or from one country to another; specifically, to transport forcibly, as to a penal colony or a place of exile.
- To carry; demean; behave: with a reflexive pronoun.
- n. Deportment; mien.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. expel from a country
- v. hand over to the authorities of another country
- v. behave in a certain manner
French 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin deportō, from de- + portō. (Wiktionary)