[ verb ree-pey-tree-eyt or, esp. British, -pa-; noun ree-pey-tree-it or, esp. British, -pa- ]
/ verb riˈpeɪ triˌeɪt or, esp. British, -ˈpæ-; noun riˈpeɪ tri ɪt or, esp. British, -ˈpæ- /
verb (used with object), re·pa·tri·at·ed, re·pa·tri·at·ing.
to bring or send back (a person, especially a prisoner of war, a refugee, etc.) to his or her country or land of citizenship.
(of profits or other assets) to send back to one's own country.
verb (used without object), re·pa·tri·at·ed, re·pa·tri·at·ing.
to return to one's own country: to repatriate after 20 years abroad.
a person who has been repatriated.
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Origin of repatriate
re·pa·tri·a·ble [ree-pey-tree-uh-buh l or, esp. British, -pa-] /riˈpeɪ tri ə bəl or, esp. British, -ˈpæ-/, adjectivere·pa·tri·a·tion, nounnon·re·pa·tri·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·pa·tri·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-repatriation
verb (riːˈpætrɪˌeɪt) (tr)
to send back (a refugee, prisoner of war, etc) to the country of his birth or citizenship
to send back (a sum of money previously invested abroad) to its country of origin
a person who has been repatriated
Derived Formsrepatriation, noun
Word Origin for repatriate
C17: from Late Latin repatriāre from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repair ²
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