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Pronunciation:  [n]eks'peytree`it, [v]eks'peytree`eyt, ek'speytree`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  voluntarily absent from home or country
  2. [v]  move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad
  3. [v]  expel from a country

EXPATRIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: deport, exile, exile
 Antonyms: repatriate
 See Also: absentee, emigrate, expel, kick out, refugee, remittance man, throw out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*pa"tri*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expatriated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Expatriating}.] [LL. expatriatus, p. p. of
expatriare; L. ex out + patria fatherland, native land, fr.
pater father. See {Patriot}.]
1. To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own
   country; to make an exile of.

         The expatriated landed interest of France. --Burke.

2. Reflexively, as To expatriate one's self: To withdraw from
   one's native country; to renounce the rights and
   liabilities of citizenship where one is born, and become a
   citizen of another country.

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