- 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.
- to return to one's own country: to repatriate after 20 years abroad.
- a person who has been repatriated.
Origin of repatriate
Examples from the Web for repatriate
If Apple were to repatriate its cash held overseas, then it would have to pay the statutory corporate tax rate of 35 percent.Apple Stimulates Economy Through Dividends and Stock Buybacks
April 24, 2013
Lately, companies like GE have been pushing to repatriate their cash at more reasonable tax rates of 10 to 15 percent.Obama Takes Playbook from Rahm
June 23, 2011
But the committee came to the conclusion that the only thing they could do was to repatriate the man.Ghetto Comedies
The British authorities declared that they could not repatriate men of Urmi.The Cradle of Mankind
His experiences were not such as to induce him to repatriate himself permanently.Fathers and Children
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
And then the administrator tells us, yes, he is a repatriate.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Finally, the English Government offered to repatriate the Turkish women without any reciprocity conditions.Turkish Prisoners in Egypt
- 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
Word Origin and History for repatriate
1610s, from Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare "return to one's country" (see repatriation). Related: Repatriated; repatriating.