expel


expel
expel late 14c., from L. expellere "drive out," from ex- "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + pellere "to drive" (see PULSE (Cf. pulse) (1)). Meaning "to eject from a school" is first recorded 1640s. Related: Expelled; expelling.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • expel — ex‧pel [ɪkˈspel] verb expelled PTandPPX expelling PRESPARTX [transitive] to officially make someone leave a country or an organization: • In the past, the government found it legally difficult to identify and expel illegal immigrants. expel… …   Financial and business terms

  • Expel — Ex*pel , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expelled}, p. pr. & vb. n.. {Expelling}.] [L. expellere, expulsum; ex out + pellere to drive: cf.F. expeller. See {Pulse} a beat.] 1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expel — I verb banish, cut out, deport, discard, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, disown, dispose of, dispossess, drive out, eicere, eject, eliminate, emit, evict, exclude, excommunicate, exigere, exile, expatriate, expellere, extrude, force away, force out …   Law dictionary

  • expel — [v1] discharge belch, blow out, cast out, disgorge, dislodge, drive out, ejaculate, eruct, erupt, evacuate, exhaust, exudate, exude, get rid of, irrupt, pass, remove, spew, throw out, vomit; concept 179 Ant. absorb, admit, take in expel [v2]… …   New thesaurus

  • expel — *eject, oust, dismiss, evict Analogous words: *banish, exile, ostracize: *dismiss, discharge, cashier, fire: *discard, cast: *exclude, shut out, eliminate Antonyms: admit (sense 1) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • expel — ► VERB (expelled, expelling) 1) force or drive out. 2) force (a pupil) to leave a school. DERIVATIVES expellable adjective expellee noun expeller noun. ORIGIN Latin expell …   English terms dictionary

  • expel — [ek spel′, ikspel′] vt. expelled, expelling [ME expellen < L expellere < ex , out + pellere, to thrust: see PULSE1] 1. to drive out by force; force out; eject 2. to dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc. SYN …   English World dictionary

  • expel — UK [ɪkˈspel] / US verb [transitive] Word forms expel : present tense I/you/we/they expel he/she/it expels present participle expelling past tense expelled past participle expelled 1) to officially force someone to leave a place or organization… …   English dictionary

  • expel — ex|pel [ ık spel ] verb transitive 1. ) to officially force someone to leave a place or organization because of their bad behavior: They have no legal power to expel a party member. expel someone from something: The police were sent to expel the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • expel — v. (D; tr.) to expel from (to expel a child from school) * * * [ɪk spel] (D; tr.) to expel from (to expel a child from school) …   Combinatory dictionary