What does repatriate mean?

Definitions for repatriateriˈpeɪ triˌeɪt; -ɪt; esp. Brit. -ˈpæ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word repatriate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. repatriate(verb)

    a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored

  2. repatriate(verb)

    send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees

  3. repatriate(verb)

    admit back into the country


  1. repatriate(Noun)

    a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored.

  2. repatriate(Verb)

    To restore (a person) to his or her own country.

  3. Origin: repatriare. Cognate to repair.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repatriate(verb)

    to restore to one's own country

  2. Origin: [L. repatriare. See 1st Repair.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repatriate

    rē-pā′tri-āt, v.t. to restore to one's country.—n. Repatriā′tion.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. repatriate

    A person who returns to his or her country or citizenship, having left said native country either against his or her will, or as one of a group who left for reason of politics, religion, or other pertinent reasons.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repatriate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repatriate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lim Byeong Cheol:

    We strongly demand North Korea to quickly release our citizens Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil and repatriate them without hesitation.

  2. Thom Mrozek:

    After a careful review of the matter, we are planning on lifting the ‘seizure in place’ order and directing the museum to repatriate the artifacts that we believe were illegally obtained.

  3. Tina Foster:

    We stand ready to help the Afghans repatriate or resettle our clients, we are hopeful that the Afghans will act more responsibly than the Americans and allow us to assist our clients so they can finally get home to their families or to safe third countries.

  4. Xu Hong:

    So in this case, we can only think of other alternative methods, one way is to repatriate the relevant suspects through the mechanism of illegal immigration, the other way is to prosecute them in the United States, so the suspects can be tried under U.S. law.

  5. The Thai leader:

    The situation is now severe -- we need to move more quickly. the most important thing is to identify who the victims are -- and where they come from. If they come from another country we will repatriate them. But we first have to rehabilitate them until they are strong.

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Translations for repatriate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • επαναπατρίζω, επαναπατρισμένοςGreek
  • repatriarSpanish
  • [[palauttaa]] [[kotimaahan]], kotiuttaaFinnish
  • репатриировать, репатриантка, репатриантRussian
  • skicka tillbaka, repatrieraSwedish

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