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Expatriate vs. Immigrant

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Expatriate

An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person residing in a country other than their native country. In common usage, the term often refers to professionals, skilled workers, or artists taking positions outside their home country, either independently or sent abroad by their employers.
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Immigrant

A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
An immigrant village
Immigrant workers
They found it difficult to expel illegal immigrants
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Expatriate

To send into exile
They were expatriated because of their political beliefs.
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Immigrant

A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another.
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Expatriate

To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land.
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Immigrant

An organism that establishes itself in an area where it previously did not exist.
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Expatriate

To give up residence in one's homeland.
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Immigrant

Of or relating to immigrants or the act of immigrating.
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Expatriate

To renounce allegiance to one's homeland.
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Immigrant

A non-native person who comes to a country from another country to permanently settle there.
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Expatriate

One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
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Immigrant

A plant or animal that establishes itself in an area where it previously did not exist.
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Expatriate

One who has renounced one's native land.
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Immigrant

Of or relating to immigrants or the act of immigrating.
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Expatriate

Residing in a foreign country; expatriated
"She delighted in the bohemian freedom enjoyed by the expatriate artists, writers, and performers living in Rome" (Janet H. Murray).
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Immigrant

One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; - correlative of emigrant.
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Expatriate

Living outside of one's own country.
An expatriate rebel force
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Immigrant

A person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
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Expatriate

One who lives outside one's own country.
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Expatriate

One who has been banished from one's own country.
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Expatriate

(transitive) To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
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Expatriate

(intransitive) To withdraw from one’s native country.
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Expatriate

(intransitive) To renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.
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Expatriate

To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
The expatriated landed interest of France.
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Expatriate

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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Expatriate

Voluntarily absent from home or country
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Expatriate

Expel from a country;
The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions
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Expatriate

Move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad
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