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expatriate

verb ex·pa·tri·ate \ ek-ˈspā-trē-ˌāt \

Definition of expatriate

expatriated; expatriating
transitive verb
2 :to withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one's native country
intransitive verb
:to leave one's native country to live elsewhere; also :to renounce allegiance to one's native country

expatriation

play \(ˌ)ek-ˌspā-trē-ˈā-shən\ noun

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Examples of expatriate in a Sentence

  1. members of the deposed dictator's once-feared political party were expatriated as well

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Origin and Etymology of expatriate

Medieval Latin expatriatus, past participle of expatriare to leave one's own country, from Latin ex- + patria native country, from feminine of patrius of a father, from patr-, pater father — more at father


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expatriate

adjective ex·pa·tri·ate \ ek-ˈspā-trē-ət , -trē-ˌāt \

Definition of expatriate

:living in a foreign land

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First Known Use of expatriate

1812


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expatriate

noun ex·pa·tri·ate \ ek-ˈspā-trē-ˌāt , -ət \

Definition of expatriate

:a person who lives in a foreign country
  • Hemingway himself in The Sun Also Rises, 1926, had given the picture of the dislocated life of young English and American expatriates in the bars of Paris, the "lost generation," as Gertrude Stein defined them. Robert Penn Warren

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First Known Use of expatriate

1818

expatriate Synonyms

Synonyms
deportee, evacuee, exile, expat [chiefly British], émigré, refugee
Related Words
alien, fugitive; castoff, outcast, pariah; loyalist, patriot

Law Dictionary

expatriate

verb ex·pa·tri·ate \ ek-ˈspā-trē-ˌāt \

legal Definition of expatriate

expatriated; expatriating
transitive verb
:to voluntarily withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one's native country
intransitive verb
:to renounce allegiance to one's country and abandon one's nationality voluntarily

expatriate

\-trē-ət\ noun

expatriation

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