verb (used with object), repatriated, repatriating.
to bring or send back (a person, especially 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.
verb (used without object), repatriated, repatriating.
to return to one's own country: to repatriate after 20 years abroad.
a person who has been repatriated.
Origin: 1605–15; < Late Latinrepatriātus (past participle of repatriāre to return to one's fatherland), equivalent to Latinre-re- + patri(a) native country (noun use of feminine of patrius paternal, derivative of paterfather) + -ātus-ate1