tr.v. de·port·ed, de·port·ing, de·ports
1. To expel from a country: deported the foreigner who had entered the country illegally.
2. To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
[French déporter, to banish, from Latin dēportāre, to carry away : dē-, de- + portāre, to carry; see per-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots. Sense 2, Middle English, from Old French deporter, to behave, from Latin dēportāre.]
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