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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•pa•tri•ateriˈpeɪ triˌeɪt; -ɪt; esp. Brit. -ˈpæ-(v.; n.)-at•ed, -at•ing

  1. (v.t.)to send back (a prisoner of war, a refugee, etc.) to his or her country.

  2. to send back (profits or other assets) to one's own country.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.i.)to return to one's own country, esp. after living abroad.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (n.)a person who has been repatriated.

Origin of repatriate:

1605–15; < LL repatriātus, ptp. of repatriāre to return home again = L re-re - + LL -patriāre, v. der. of L patria native land (n. use of fem. of patrius paternal, der. of paterfather ); see -ate1


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

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.


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