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repatriate to (some place)

1. To return to one's country of origin, especially on a permanent basis. After living abroad for nearly four years, I decided to repatriate to Canada to spend more time with my family. She says she has no intention of repatriating to Australia now that she's been granted permanent residency here.
2. To return someone or someone's body to their country of origin. They agreed not to press criminal charges for violating the terms of my tourist visa, but they told me they'd be repatriating me to France by the end of the week. The government finally agreed to repatriate the prisoner's remains to his home country.
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repatriate someone to some place

to restore one to one's country of origin. He asked that they repatriate him to the land of his birth. She was repatriated to her homeland.
See also: place, repatriate, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Finally, most research on expectations and commitment has focused on work-related expectations, even though nonwork variables may be significant, especially in the case of expatriates and repatriates. We would expect, for example, that repatriates who were positively surprised by their home and living conditions would exhibit the highest levels of commitment to their organizations and work units, since their positive surprise would most likely stem from the corporate support they have received through compensation, benefits, and so on (see Table 2).
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