repatriate to (some place)(redirected from repatriates someone to)
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.
See also: repatriate
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