V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) 1. to banish or exile someone from a country; 2. to permanently leave one's country; (n.) an expatriated person

Synonyms: (v.) exile, banish, deport, withdraw, emigrate, (n.) exile, outcast, emigrant, deportee, refugee

Antonyms: (v.) immigrate, (n.) immigrant

Tips: Expatriate is derived from the French expatrier, "banish," from ex-, "out of" + patrie, "native land." Originally, expatriate was a term for people who were banished and forced to leave their country. Now, expatriate is used to refer to moving away from one's country or refers to the person who lives away from his or her country.

Usage Examples:

Hemingway was an American expatriate who wrote of his many interesting adventures in Europe. (one who lives outside his own country) noun

He was tired of the regulations and taxes exacted on businesses in France, so he decided to expatriate from France to the United States. (permanently move) verb

I could never see myself being an expatriate for longer than a year--I just love my country too much. (one who leaves his country) noun

If he becomes President, we plan to expatriate to another country. (emigrate, move) verb

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