Meaning of “repatriate” in the English Dictionary

"repatriate" in British English

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repatriateverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriːˈpæt.ri.eɪt/ us /ˌriːˈpeɪ.tri.eɪt/
repatriation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌriː.pæt.riˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /rɪˌpeɪ.triˈeɪ.ʃən/

Repatriation of refugees is essential to rebuilding the country.

(Definition of “repatriate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"repatriate" in American English

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repatriateverb [ T ]

us /riˈpeɪ·triˌeɪt, -ˈpæ·tri-/

to send or bring someone or something back to the country that person or thing came from

repatriation
noun [ U ] us /riˌpeɪ·triˈeɪ·ʃən, -ˌpæ·tri-/

Repatriation of refugees is essential to rebuilding the country.

(Definition of “repatriate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"repatriate" in Business English

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repatriateverb [ T ]

uk /riːˈpætrieɪt/ us /riːˈpeɪtrieɪt/

FINANCE to send or bring money or profits back to your own country:

The business generates 58% of its sales outside of the United States and will likely repatriate $800 million in foreign earnings.
repatriation

Imports and profit repatriation are high, relative to exports.

(Definition of “repatriate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)