Definition of Expel

1. Verb. Force to leave or move out. "He was expelled from his native country"




2. Verb. Remove from a position or office. "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
Exact synonyms: Boot Out, Drum Out, Kick Out, Oust, Throw Out
Specialized synonyms: Excommunicate, Depose, Force Out
Generic synonyms: Remove
Derivative terms: Expulsion, Ouster, Ousting

3. Verb. Cause to flee. "Rout out the fighters from their caves"
Exact synonyms: Rout, Rout Out
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Get The Better Of, Overcome

4. Verb. Eliminate (a substance). "The plant releases a gas"

Definition of Expel

1. v. t. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as, to expel air from a bellows.

Definition of Expel

1. Verb. To eject or erupt ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To fire (a bullet, arrow etc.). ¹

3. Verb. To remove from membership ¹

4. Verb. To deport ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expel

1. to force out [v -PELLED, -PELLING, -PELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expel

expediter
expediters
expedites
expediting
expedition
expeditionary
expeditionist
expeditionists
expeditions
expeditious
expeditiously
expeditiousness
expeditive
expeditor
expeditors
expel (current term)
expeled
expelee
expelees
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expellable
expellant
expellants
expelled
expellee
expellees
expellent
expellents
expeller
expellers

Literary usage of Expel

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"Just as a State is competent to refuse admit- ^"pei tance to an alien, so, in conformity with its territorial Aliens, supremacy, it is competent to expel at ..."

2. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... Mormons quit preaching to the Gentiles—Character of their preaching—Increased hostility of the " Saints"—Determination to expel the Mormons—Both parties ..."

3. Herodotus by Herodotus (1828)
"From the same motive, he was solicitous to expel the relics of Adras- tus, an Argive, the son of Talaus, which were deposited in the forum of Sicyon; ..."

4. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"State's Power to expel. EXPULSION The power to expel aliens rests upon the same foundation and is justified by the same reasons as the power to exclude, ..."

5. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"Charms or Amulets to expel or keep away evil Spirits and un- propitious Influences. THE Chinese profess to stand in great fear of evil spirits and ..."

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