American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To force or drive out: expel an invader.
- v. To discharge from or as if from a receptacle: expelled a sigh of relief.
- v. To force to leave; deprive of membership: expelled the student from college for cheating. See Synonyms at eject.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drive or force out or away; send off or away by force or constraint; compel to leave; dismiss forcibly or compulsorily: as, to expel air from a bellows or from the lungs; to expel an invader or a traitor from a country; to expel a student from a college, or a member from a club.
- To exclude; keep out or off.
- To reject; refuse.
- Synonyms Exile, Exclude, etc. (see banish), expatriate, ostracize; eject, dislodge.
- v. To eject or erupt
- v. obsolete To fire (a bullet, arrow etc.).
- v. To remove from membership
- v. To deport
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject.
- v. To drive away from one's country; to banish.
- v. To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like.
- v. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.
- v. obsolete To discharge; to shoot.
- v. eliminate (a substance)
- v. remove from a position or office
- v. cause to flee
- v. force to leave or move out
- Middle English expellen, from Latin expellere : ex-, ex- + pellere, to drive; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They have the right to the guarantees of Chapter I of the first title of this Constitution, but the Executive of the Union has the exclusive right to expel from the national territory, immediately and without necessity of judicial proceedings, all foreigners whose stay it judges inconvenient.”
“He could not, in short, expel the king of France from Paris, lest he should provoke his own vassals to follow his example of insubordination and expel him from Bordeaux or Rouen.”
“Even when Puri questioned me, I, in fact, requested her not to use the word expel as it was against the school's principles. ”
“Sharon says he going to, quote, "expel" Arafat and is only waiting for the right time.”
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“Branch and the local Youth League, distances itself from the decision taken by the local Mashishing High School students and their Students Representative Council to 'expel' other students from the school last Monday.”
“Besides, if we interpret the words destroy, consume, overthrow, &c., to mean _personal_ destruction, what meaning shall we give to the expressions, "throw out before thee;" "cast out before thee;" "expel,”
“Marshall testified that Earley told investigators that he had a plan for DiMatteo and that "the demons came between them" and he had to "expel" them.”
“[T] he Discovery Institute just sent out an ominous email to its supporters claiming that the "Darwin lobby" is trying to "expel" McLeroy because he "took a stand for academic freedom" and showed "support for critical thinking on evolution.”
“Which is why I'll be turning to the laxatives now (how much can you "expel" in two short days?”
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