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exile

ex·ile

exile

 
 
pronunciation:
eg zaIl [or] ek saIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: prolonged separation from one's country, home, or loved ones.
The need to find a better job drove him into exile.
synonyms:
estrangement, expatriation
similar words:
isolation, parting, separation
definition 2: one who is separated from his country, home, or loved ones.
Because of her anger she became an exile.
synonyms:
emigré, expatriate
similar words:
alien, displaced person, foreigner, outcast, refugee, stranger
definition 3: a decree of expulsion; banishment.
His horrible crime resulted in exile.
synonyms:
banishment, expatriation, expulsion
similar words:
deportation, ostracism
definition 4: the state of being expelled or the term of expulsion; ten years in exile.
synonyms:
banishment, expatriation, expulsion
similar words:
deportation, ostracism
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exiled, exiles, exiling
definition 1: to remove from one's home, country, or loved ones.
synonyms:
bar, exclude, ostracize
similar words:
banish, deport, expel, oust, run out, shun, uproot
definition 2: to banish by decree, as for punishment of a crime.
synonyms:
banish, deport, expatriate
similar words:
expel, ostracize, oust, transport
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derivation: exilic (adj.)
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