: to restore or return to the country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship
repatriate prisoners of war
Countries are required to repatriate prisoners of war when conflict has ended.
Recent Examples on the Web Some 1,300 Ivorians have signed up to be repatriated so far, French public radio network Radio France Internationale reported Saturday. —Claire Parker, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2023 They later were identified as the partial remains of six ancestors of the Santa Ynez Chumash that were supposed to have been repatriated in 2018. —Graham Lee Brewer, NBC News, 5 Mar. 2023 In the intervening years, the museum repatriated the remains of at least 156 Native Americans, most of them to the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. —Logan Jaffe, ProPublica, 30 Mar. 2023 Rodriguez told reporters that the Mexican foreign ministry has been in contact with Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Venezuela to identify the victims, repatriate their bodies and support the families of those affected. —Karol Suarez, CNN, 30 Mar. 2023 In this setting, fragile remains repatriated in crates will inevitably fall into neglect or worse. —Paul Sereno, Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 But that kind of reconstruction will also require the club to repatriate some of the prospects who eluded its grasp in the recent past, the players whose successes elsewhere effectively function as an ongoing rebuke of P.S.G.’s failure to make the most of the talent on its doorstep. —Rory Smith, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023 McGee and Williams were repatriated to the United States. —Kerry Breen, CBS News, 9 Mar. 2023 According to Tayler, 11 British citizens have been repatriated from Syria, and at least 60 others are believed to remain in the country. —Karla Adam, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 See More
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