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expatriate: Meaning and Definition of

ex•pa•tri•ate

Pronunciation: (v.eks-p?'tr?-?t" or, esp. Brit., -pa'tr?-adj., n.eks-p?'tr?-it, -?t" or, esp. Brit., -pa'tr?-), [key]
? v., adj., n. -at•ed, -at•ing,
?v.t.
  1. to banish (a person) from his or her native country.
  2. to withdraw (oneself&hasp;) from residence in one's native country.
  3. to withdraw (oneself&hasp;) from allegiance to one's country.
?v.i.
  1. to become an expatriate: He expatriated from his homeland.
?adj.
  1. expatriated; exiled.
?n.
  1. an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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