- 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
Related Words for repatriationrecovery, revival, renewal, refurbishment, rehabilitation, reconstruction, renovation, repatriation, reinstatement, reparation, recuperation, return, redemption, rejuvenation, reimbursement, revivification, remedy, cure, healing, replacement
Examples from the Web for repatriation
Contemporary Examples of repatriation
A repatriation ceremony would help bury the ignominious squabbles of the past.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia
March 27, 2014
Zionism was not about colonization; it was about repatriation.Despite Hebron's Importance, Israel Will Have to Give It Up
October 28, 2013
International agencies assume the solution for nearly all refugees is repatriation once the fighting stops.Between Two Catastrophes: Look at Syria, and Question Everyone's Stories about 1948
September 23, 2013
Is Germany's repatriation of its gold reserves from storage in New York and Paris a signal of declining confidence in the Euro?Germany Calls Home the Gold
January 16, 2013
This is common Zionist parlance in response to the idea of equal voting rights or repatriation for Palestinians.This Duck Is an Apartheid Duck
March 22, 2012
Historical Examples of repatriation
They were also making arrangements for the repatriation of the Coolies.
The Government declined to make any arrangement for their repatriation.
They inform me that orders have been received approving your application for repatriation.Aces Up
His repatriation to the Caucasus was now only a matter of days.Caught by the Turks
Here there will not be, as was the case with the Armenians, any work of repatriation to be done.Crescent and Iron Cross
E. F. Benson
- 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 for repatriate
1610s, from Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare "return to one's country" (see repatriation). Related: Repatriated; repatriating.