Repatriate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːˈpeɪtrieɪt|  American pronunciation of the word repatriate
Brit.  |riːˈpatrɪeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word repatriate


- a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored


- send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees
- admit back into the country


Countries are required to repatriate prisoners of war when conflict has ended.

Prisoners of war may be exchanged and repatriated to their homeland.

After the war, prisoners were repatriated.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: repatriate
he/she/it: repatriates
present participle: repatriating
past tense: repatriated
past participle: repatriated
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