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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Italy is using military helicopters to repatriate 292 Albanian refugees.
▪ So far, 51 boat people have been forcibly repatriated.
▪ There was to be a cease-fire, and all prisoners of war were to be repatriated.
▪ Earlier the government had approved amendments codifying foreign exchange regulations to enable foreign companies to repatriate profits.
▪ In that event, an obligation to repatriate could be legally nullified.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare "return to one's country" (see repatriation). Related: Repatriated; repatriating.


n. a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored. vb. (context transitive English) To restore (a person) to his or her own country.

  1. n. a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored

  2. v. send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees

  3. admit back into the country [ant: expatriate]

Usage examples of "repatriate".

Eventually Larry Nlven and Steven Gamer 33 it found its way back to nineteenth-century Africa, carried by repatriated descendants of slaves.

In June they were repatriated to England in accordance with international usage after negotiations with the Kalian Government.

Japanese after the defeat emerges strongly in this photo of a woman on a train crowded with repatriated servicemen and civilians returning to their homes in September 1945.

It was two in the morning when the repatriated thug decided he was tired of the Papagayo Bar and Disco and wished to leave.

In July 1953, all of these prisoners were repatriated to Japan, where some went free while others were transferred to Sugamo Prison.

Here is another illustration: Before the 28th February, 1915, more than 10,000 persons, old men, women, and children, who had been deported from France to Germany, had been repatriated by way of Switzerland.

Look at the 10,000 who came back after being repatriated and see what the bandits have done to them.

It must also be noted that when the Commissioners making the enquiry saw the repatriated people, they had had some time in which to recover, first in Switzerland, and then in France.

Eventually, if you cooperate, you sshould all be ssuccessfully repatriated to your resspective worldss.

The men who have been repatriated have orders not to speak to civilians and are in any case removed from the railway stations as promptly as possible.

Many Jews, like us, did not want to be repatriated to the countries of our birth because of the fierce anti-Semitism that still prevailed.

We made sure he knew our names as well, in case he got repatriated early because of his injuries.

If this was somewhat irregular, there was no one left alive to protest when Judith was not repatriated to her own people.

Three years ago, the United States began repatriating Cuban rafters intercepted on their way to Florida, a move designed to deter another chaotic Mariel exodus.

Not only are some of the target life forms the newest and least understood in the Zoo Complex, but also they will be repatriated, in many cases, to a distant, poorly documented biological environment where monitoring is as infrequent as every three or four hundred millicycles.