Meaning of repatriate
Pronunciation: (v.rē-pā'trē-āt" or, esp. Brit., -pa'-n.rē-pā'trē-it or, esp. Brit., -pa'-), [key]
— v.t., n. -at•ed, -at•ing,
- to bring or send back (a person, esp. 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.
- repatriate (Thesaurus)