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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


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


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