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Definition of repatriate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repatriate
    he / she / it repatriates
    past simple repatriated
    -ing form repatriating
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  1. 1repatriate somebody to send or bring someone 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.
  2. 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.
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noun [uncountable, countable] the repatriation of immigrants/profits a voluntary repatriation program
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