to banish (a person) from their 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.
an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
- ex·pa·tri·a·tion, noun
- self-ex·pa·tri·a·tion, noun
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How to use expatriate in a sentence
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
We knelt with bowed heads while the mother prayed for the son, expatriated, whom she never hoped to see again on this earth.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
Though he fought under the flag of freedom, the curse of the expatriated was upon his head.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
As we have seen, the followers of Zoroaster who would not accept the religion of Islam expatriated themselves.Les Parsis | D. Menant
The author with tears in his eyes beheld his expatriated volumes, hopeless that their voyage would have been successful.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) | Isaac D'Israeli
British Dictionary definitions for expatriate
resident in a foreign country
exiled or banished from one's native country: an 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
- expatriation, noun
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