Expatriate meaning

ĕk-spātrē-āt
To renounce allegiance to one's homeland.
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One who has renounced one's native land.
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Residing in a foreign country; expatriated.
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To drive (a person) from his or her native land; exile.
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One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
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To withdraw (oneself) from one's native land or from allegiance to it.
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A person who lives outside his or her native country or country of citizenship.
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That has become an expatriate; expatriated.
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To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land.
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To give up residence in one's homeland.
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To send into exile.

They were expatriated because of their political beliefs.

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The definition of an expatriate is someone who has left his or her homeland.

An example of a an expatriate is a Canadian who has moved from Canada to be married and employed in the United States.

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Expatriate is someone living in a foreign country.

An example of expatriate used as an adjective is the phrase expatriate artists which means a group of French artists living in Germany.

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To expatriate is defined as to be removed from or to leave one's homeland.

An example of to expatriate is for a U.S. citizen to flee the U.S. and live in Canada.

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Of, or relating to, people who are expatriates.
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One who lives outside one’s own country.
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One who has been banished from one’s own country.
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To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
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(intransitive) To withdraw from one’s native country.
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(intransitive) To renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.
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An expatriated person.
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Origin of expatriate

  • Medieval Latin expatriāre expatriāt- Latin ex- ex- Latin patria native land (from patrius paternal) (from pater father pəter- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French expatrier, from ex- (“out of”) + patrie (“native land”)

    From Wiktionary