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patriot

noun [C]    /ˈpeɪ·tri·ət, -ˌɑt/
a person who loves his or her country and defends it when necessary US history A patriot during the American Revolution was a person who believed in or fought for independence from Britain patriotic    /ˌpeɪ·triˈɑt̬·ɪk/ adjective Candidates love to associate themselves with patriotic values. patriotism    /ˈpeɪ·tri·əˌtɪz·əm/ noun [U] This really calls into question his patriotism.
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