expatriate [verb eks-pey-tree-eyt or, esp. British, -pa-tree-; adjective, noun eks-pey-tree-it, -eyt or, esp. British, -pa-tree-] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), ex·pa·tri·at·ed, ex·pa·tri·at·ing. to banish (a person) from his or her native country. to withdraw (oneself) from residence in one’s native country. to withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one’s country. verb (used without object), ex·pa·tri·at·ed, ex·pa·tri·at·ing. to become an expatriate: He expatriated from his homeland.adjective expatriated; exiled. noun an expatriated person: Many American writers were living as expatriates in Paris. SEE MORE DEFINITIONSSEE FEWER DEFINITIONS
Origin of expatriate 1760–70; Medieval Latin expatriātus (past participle of expatriāre to banish), equivalent to ex-+ patri(a) native land + -ātus Related formsex·pa·tri·a·tion, nounself-ex·pa·tri·a·tion, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Related Words for expatriated , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for expatriated Historical Examples of expatriated
He had expatriated himself many years ago and was in Madagascar.
William John Locke
Dante, expatriated, and exiled from wife and children, is not forgotten.
Maturin Murray Ballou
I had forgotten the state of the bondman, the condition of the expatriated African.
Robert Montgomery Bird
But the nurse goes to Canada to marry her lover, expatriated for some cause.
Amanda Minnie Douglas
“I see—one of the expatriated class,” said Maclean, contemptuously.
Constance Fenimore Woolson
British Dictionary definitions for expatriated expatriate adjective (ɛksˈpætrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) resident in a foreign country exiled or banished from one’s native countryan expatriate American noun (ɛksˈpætrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) a person who lives in a foreign country an exile; expatriate person verb (ɛksˈpætrɪˌeɪt) (tr) to exile (oneself) from one’s native country or cause (another) to go into exile to deprive (oneself or another) of citizenship Derived Formsexpatriation, nounWord Origin for expatriate C18: from Medieval Latin expatriāre, from Latin ex- 1 + patria native land Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for expatriated expatriate v.
1768, from French expatrier “banish” (14c.), from ex- “out of” (see) + patrie “native land,” from Latin patria “one’s native country,” from pater (genitive patris) “father” (cf. ). Related: Expatriated; expatriating. The noun is from 1818, “one who has been banished;” main modern sense of “one who chooses to live abroad” is 1902.
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