- 1repatriate somebody (formal) to send or bring somebody back to their own country The refugees were forcibly repatriated. The insurance will cover the costs of repatriating you and your family in the case of an accident. Tourists who are injured or fall sick are repatriated.
- 2repatriate something (business) to send money or profits back to your own country An agreement between the countries enables companies to repatriate their profits freely. Word Origin early 17th cent. (earlier (late 16th cent.) as repatriation): from late Latin repatriat-
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈpætrieɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈpeɪtrieɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repatriate
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈpætrieɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈpeɪtrieɪt//he / she / it repatriates
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈpætrieɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈpeɪtrieɪts//past simple repatriated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈpætrieɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈpeɪtrieɪtɪd//past participle repatriated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈpætrieɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈpeɪtrieɪtɪd//-ing form repatriating
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈpætrieɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈpeɪtrieɪtɪŋ//