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English noun: exile

1. exile (person) a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country


SamplesAmerican expatriates.


Synonymsexpat, expatriate


Broader (hypernym)absentee


Narrower (hyponym)refugee, remittance man

2. exile (person) a person who is expelled from home or country by authority


Synonymsdeportee


Broader (hypernym)alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander

3. exile (act) the act of expelling a person from their native land


SamplesMen in exile dream of hope.
His deportation to a penal colony.
The expatriation of wealthy farmers.
The sentence was one of transportation for life.


Synonymsdeportation, expatriation, transportation


Broader (hypernym)banishment, proscription


Instance hyponymBabylonian Captivity


English verb: exile

1. exile (social) expel from a country


SamplesThe poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions.


Synonymsdeport, expatriate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out


Antonymsrepatriate









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