repatriate

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verb re·pa·tri·ate \(ˌ)rē-ˈpā-trē-ˌāt, -ˈpa-\

Definition of repatriate

repatriated

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repatriating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to restore or return to the country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship repatriate prisoners of war

repatriate

play \-trē-ət, -trē-ˌāt\ noun

repatriation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌpā-trē-ˈā-shən, -ˌpa-\ noun

Examples of repatriate in a Sentence

  1. Countries are required to repatriate prisoners of war when conflict has ended.

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Origin and Etymology of repatriate

Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare to go home again — more at repair


REPATRIATE Defined for English Language Learners

repatriate

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Definition of repatriate for English Language Learners

  • : to return (someone) to his or her own country

  • business : to send (money) back to your own country



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