Meaning of repatriate

re•pa•tri•ate

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,
—v.t.
  1. to bring or send back (a person, esp. a prisoner of war, a refugee, etc.) to his or her country or land of citizenship.
  2. (of profits or other assets) to send back to one's own country.
—v.i.
  1. to return to one's own country: to repatriate after 20 years abroad.
—n.
  1. a person who has been repatriated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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