Exile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word exile
Brit.  |ˈɛksʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word exile


- a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country (syn: expat, expatriate)
- a person who is expelled from home or country by authority (syn: deportee)
- the act of expelling a person from their native land(syn: deportation, expatriation, transportation)


- expel from a country(syn: deport, expatriate)


They hoped that his exile would be temporary.

Many chose to live as exiles rather than face persecution.

...with their conquest of the Moors complete, Ferdinand and Isabella next exiled the Jews from Spain...

It is a severe punishment to be exiled from one's native land.

He went into exile to escape political imprisonment.

The house was raided and the family was forced into exile.

He spent many years in enforced exile.

She had been in voluntary exile since 1990.

Several of the leaders were arrested and exiled to France.

a dictator who was exiled from his home country

men in exile dream of hope

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

Refusal to sign meant forfeiture of property and exile.

She went into exile after the communist takeover of Romania.

She spent five years in self-imposed exile in Bolivia.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: exile
he/she/it: exiles
present participle: exiling
past tense: exiled
past participle: exiled
singular: exile
plural: exiles
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