- to banish (a person) from his or her native country.
- to withdraw (oneself) from residence in one's native country.
- to withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one's country.
- to become an expatriate: He expatriated from his homeland.
- expatriated; exiled.
- an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
Origin of expatriate
Related Words for expatriateexile, refugee, migrant, emigrant, evacuee, outcast, deportee, oust, relegate, ostracize, proscribe, expel, displace, deport, transport, banish, expellee, expulse
Examples from the Web for expatriate
Contemporary Examples of expatriate
Yet for all his enthusiasm for the American film industry, he remained forever an expatriate.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Alex Aciman on two new memoirs of life in Greece and Italy and the tricks that expatriate life can play.Insider Outsiders: How to Write About Greece and Italy
July 6, 2013
The stories of girls overseas have not often been part of the canon of American expatriate writing, Kaplan points out.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’
Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi
April 6, 2012
Today, we look at print from the refreshed point of view of an expatriate who sees the old country with new eyes.Daily Beast, Newsweek to Wed!
November 11, 2010
Historical Examples of expatriate
To expatriate is purely oriental, quite unknown to the modern world.
But if you wish to make a race endure, rely upon it you should expatriate them.
One may expatriate or exile himself; he is banished by others.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
We were advised to expatriate ourselves, to banish ourselves.
I have no patience with those people who expatriate themselves.The Memoirs of an American Citizen
- resident in a foreign country
- exiled or banished from one's native countryan expatriate American
- a person who lives in a foreign country
- an exile; expatriate person
- to exile (oneself) from one's native country or cause (another) to go into exile
- to deprive (oneself or another) of citizenship
Word Origin for expatriate
1768, from French expatrier "banish" (14c.), from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + patrie "native land," from Latin patria "one's native country," from pater (genitive patris) "father" (cf. patriot). Related: Expatriated; expatriating. The noun is from 1818, "one who has been banished;" main modern sense of "one who chooses to live abroad" is 1902.