Repatriate
Repatriate Re*pa"tri*ate (r?-p?"tr?-?t), v. t. [L. repatriare. See 1st {Repair}.] To restore to one's own country. [1913 Webster]

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  • repatriate — re‧pat‧ri‧ate [riːˈpætrieɪt ǁ riːˈpeɪ ] verb [transitive] FINANCE to send money, profits etc back to your own country: • Capital gains on investments may be repatriated only once a year. • Japanese companies continue to repatriate some overseas… …   Financial and business terms

  • repatriate — [rē pā′trē āt΄; ] for n., usually [, rē pā′trēit] vt., vi. repatriated, repatriating [< LL repatriatus, pp. of repatriare: see REPAIR2] to send back or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or allegiance [to repatriate prisoners of war] …   English World dictionary

  • repatriate — 1610s, from pp. stem of L.L. repatriare (see REPATRIATION (Cf. repatriation)). Related: Repatriated; repatriating …   Etymology dictionary

  • repatriate — ► VERB ▪ send (someone) back to their own country. ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been repatriated. DERIVATIVES repatriation noun. ORIGIN Latin repatriare return to one s country …   English terms dictionary

  • repatriate — 01. The government is entering into negotiations to [repatriate] cultural artifacts from foreign museums. 02. The government is hoping to [repatriate] the estimated 10,000 refugees who fled the country during the civil war. 03. [Repatriation] of… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • repatriate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare to go home again more at repair Date: 1611 to restore or return to the country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship < repatriate prisoners of war > • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repatriate — v. (D; tr.) to repatriate from; to * * * [riː pætrɪeɪt] to (D; tr.) to repatriate from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • repatriate — [[t]ri͟ːpæ̱trieɪt, AM pe͟ɪt [/t]] repatriates, repatriating, repatriated 1) VERB If a country repatriates someone, it sends them back to their home country. [V n] It was not the policy of the government to repatriate genuine refugees... [V n]… …   English dictionary

  • repatriate — UK [ˌriːˈpætrɪeɪt] / US [ˌrɪˈpeɪtrɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms repatriate : present tense I/you/we/they repatriate he/she/it repatriates present participle repatriating past tense repatriated past participle repatriated 1) to send someone… …   English dictionary

  • repatriate — repatriable /ree pay tree euh beuhl/ or, esp. Brit., / pa /, adj. repatriation, n. v. /ree pay tree ayt / or, esp. Brit., / pa /; n. /ree pay tree it/ or, esp. Brit., / pa /, v.t., repatriated, repatriating, n. v.t. 1. to bring or send back (a… …   Universalium

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