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tr.v. re·pat·ri·at·ed, re·pat·ri·at·ing, re·pat·ri·ates
To restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin: repatriate war refugees.
n. (-ĭt, -āt′)
One who has been repatriated.
[Late Latin repatriāre, repatriāt-, to return to one's country : Latin re-, re- + Latin patria, native country; see expatriate.]
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1. to send back (a refugee, prisoner of war, etc) to the country of his or her birth or citizenship
2. (Banking & Finance) to send back (a sum of money previously invested abroad) to its country of origin
a person who has been repatriated
[C17: from Late Latin repatriāre from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repair2]
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re•pa•tri•ate(v. riˈpeɪ triˌeɪt; n. -ɪt; esp. Brit. -ˈpæ-)
v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
1. to send back (a prisoner of war, a refugee, etc.) to his or her country.
2. to send back (profits or other assets) to one's own country.v.i.
3. to return to one's own country, esp. after living abroad.n.
4. a person who has been repatriated.
[1605–15; < Late Latin repatriātus, past participle of repatriāre to return home again = Latin re- re- + Late Latin -patriāre, v. derivative of Latin patria native land (n. use of feminine of patrius paternal, derivative of pater father); see -ate1]
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A person who returns to his or her country or citizenship, having left said native country either against his or her will, or as one of a group who left for reason of politics, religion, or other pertinent reasons.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: repatriated
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|Noun||1.||repatriate - a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored|
citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
|Verb||1.||repatriate - send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees|
|2.||repatriate - admit back into the country|
allow in, intromit, let in, admit - allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"
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A. [riːˈpætrɪeɪt] VT → repatriar
B. [riːˈpætrɪət] N → repatriado/a m/f
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repatriate[riːˈpætrɪˌeɪt] vt → rimpatriare
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