Definition of patriot
: one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests … praised him as a … motivated patriot who was fearless in the quest to preserve American security. — W. R. Hearst, Jr.
Examples of patriot in a sentence
He was a great patriot who devoted his life to serving his country.
the contention that true patriots would be willing to do anything for their country
Recent Examples of patriot from the web
The three most important Patriots are no different.
O’Brien, offensive coordinator Goerge Godsey, and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel are former Patriots assistant coaches.
Over 2,400 American patriots lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor—military and civilian, men, women and children.
Patriots win, but take L.A. and 13½. Browns (0-12): Bye week.
New England Patriots at New York Jets, 4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday Vegas: Patriots -7.5;
Patriots who denounce Yankee imperialism and shop at Walmart.
In the near future, a designation of Republican patriot or turncoat will depend to a certain degree on whether Trump is victorious or not, but mostly upon the mood of the party in 2017.
He is being lauded today by his partisans as a patriot and a warrior, but the public Andrew Breitbart was a rather rank propagandist.
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Origin and Etymology of patriot
Middle French patriote compatriot, from Late Latin patriota, from Greek patriōtēs, from patria lineage, from patr-, patēr father
First Known Use: 1577
PATRIOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of patriot for English Language Learners
: a person who loves and strongly supports or fights for his or her country
PATRIOT Defined for Kids
Definition of patriot for Students
: a person who loves his or her country and strongly supports it
Word Root of patriot
The Latin word pater, meaning “father,” and the Greek word patēr give us the root pater or patr. Anyone or anything paternal, such as an aunt or uncle, is related to one's father. A patriarch is a father and ruler of a family or tribe. A patriot is a person who loves his or her fatherland or country. A patron is a person who gives support and approval for a project or artist, as fathers support and approve of their children.
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