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expatriate

ex·pa·tri·ate

expatriate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: eks peI tri eIt
inflections: expatriated, expatriates, expatriating
definition 1: to remove from one's native country or allegiance; send into exile; banish.
antonyms:
repatriate
similar words:
banish, deport, exile, ostracize, transport
definition 2: to withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to or residence in one's native land; withdraw (oneself) into exile.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: eks peI tri eIt
definition: to go into exile from or give up one's allegiance to one's native land.
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: eks peI tri t
definition: residing outside one's native land.
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: eks peI tri t
definition: one who has gone into exile from or renounced allegiance to his or her native land.
In the first half of the twentieth century, numerous American artists and musicians were living in Paris as expatriates.
antonyms:
repatriate
similar words:
exile
derivation: expatriation (n.)
Word Parts
The word expatriate contains the following parts:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-
 
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater