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English definition of “repatriate”


verb [T]    /riˈpeɪ·triˌeɪt, -ˈpæ·tri-/
to send or bring someone or something back to the country that person or thing came from repatriation    /riˌpeɪ·triˈeɪ·ʃən, -ˌpæ·tri-/ noun [U] Repatriation of refugees is essential to rebuilding the country .
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