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Definition of "expatriate" []

  • To send into exile. See Synonyms at banish. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land. (verb-transitive)
  • To give up residence in one's homeland. (verb-intransitive)
  • To renounce allegiance to one's homeland. (verb-intransitive)
  • One who has taken up residence in a foreign country. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expatriate" in a sentence
  • "Twombly profited from the global economy, and yet as an individual and an artist he was very much of a particular milieu, that of the American sophisticate in Europe although he hated the label "expatriate"."
  • "The term expatriate is also an unfriendly term for a society that relies heavily on the industry of tourism to generate revenue and partially built on the backs of guest workers from other countries and cultures."
  • "For those interested, the word expatriate comes from the Latin ex (out of) and patria (fatherland), and there are countries with legal definition for the term."