repatriate[rē pā′trē āt′; for n., usually, -it]
- The definition of a repatriate is a person or thing who has returned to his or her place or birth or origin.
An example of a repatriate is a German-born United States citizen who returns to Germany.
- Repatriate is defined as to bring or send back to the country of birth or origin.
- An example of to repatriate is for an Italian-born United States citizen to return to Italy.
- An example of to repatriate is to return soldiers to their home country.
intransitive verbrepatriated, repatriating
Origin of repatriate; from Late Latin repatriatus, past participle of repatriare: see repair
transitive verbre·pat·ri·at·ed, re·pat·ri·at·ing, re·pat·ri·ates
Origin of repatriateLate Latin repatriāre, repatriāt-, to return to one's country : Latin re-, re- + Latin patria, native country; see expatriate.
- a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored.
(third-person singular simple present repatriates, present participle repatriating, simple past and past participle repatriated)
- To restore (a person) to his or her own country.
repatriate - Investment & Finance Definition
To return foreign-earned profits or financial assets back to the company’s home country. A multinational company, such as McDonalds Corp., repatriates its profits into U.S. dollars and brings them back to the United States.