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EXPATRIATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expatriate mean? 

EXPATRIATE (noun)
  The noun EXPATRIATE has 1 sense:

1. voluntarily absent from home or country

  Familiarity information: EXPATRIATE used as a noun is very rare.


EXPATRIATE (verb)
  The verb EXPATRIATE has 2 senses:

1. expel from a country
2. move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad

  Familiarity information: EXPATRIATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPATRIATE (noun)


Sense 1expatriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Voluntarily absent from home or country

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

exile; expatriate

Hypernyms ("expatriate" is a kind of...):

absentee (one that is absent or not in residence)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expatriate"):

refugee (an exile who flees for safety)

remittance man (an exile living on money sent from home)


EXPATRIATE (verb)


Sense 1expatriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expel from a country

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

exile; expatriate; deport

Context example:

The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions

Hypernyms (to "expatriate" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

repatriate (admit back into the country)


Sense 2expatriate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "expatriate" is one way to...):

emigrate (leave one's country of residence for a new one)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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