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A fellow citizen or national of a country.‘Stich defeated his compatriot Boris Becker in the quarterfinals’
fellow countryman, fellow countrywoman, countryman, countrywoman, fellow citizen, fellow nationalView synonyms
- ‘They reject their compatriots as ‘natives’ and sneer at their ignorant ways.’
- ‘The Frenchwoman then suggested that her compatriots may simply have voted no because they do not know enough about Europe.’
- ‘I can't claim to be a socialist if I'm not prepared to help my fellow compatriot when I can.’
- ‘Currently, he has come back to his home country to help boost the national spirit of his compatriots.’
- ‘Like many of her compatriots, she has been away from home a long time.’
- ‘They have proven time and again that they are head and shoulders above their sporting compatriots in Ireland.’
- ‘I guess this is a tad defensive, but I don't like seeing my compatriots dissed by someone who should know better.’
- ‘It sounded positive, but those evenings will be a lot more fun if Woods delivers, and inspires his compatriots, on the field of play.’
- ‘From the past sorrows, we derive our self-respect to love our compatriots.’
- ‘Cortez's case struck a responsive and sympathetic chord in the hearts of his compatriots.’
- ‘Few of her compatriots - those watching and those queuing overnight for a glimpse of the show courts - are able to do that.’
- ‘But, it seems, fans of the present generation have time only for their own compatriots.’
- ‘At the end of their contracts, his two compatriots headed home for Spain, while Martinez signed for another four years.’
- ‘I want the cosmopolitan feel of a newspaper that I know is also read by several hundred thousand of my compatriots at least.’
- ‘The two losers got to follow in the footsteps of their fellow compatriots by walking the plank.’
- ‘The disco-loving teenager became a team player, and the bond between her and her compatriots was highlighted in Sydney.’
- ‘There's a subliminal message to my compatriots in this video too.’
- ‘He was ‘mellow’ by now according to one of the compatriots who had accompanied him to Scotland.’
- ‘One of my compatriots is working on a plan to get us back to the level of protection before Hurricane Katrina.’
- ‘If his native tongue did not qualify him to join his compatriots in singing the anthem, his body language was fluent enough.’
Late 16th century: from French compatriote, from late Latin compatriota (translating Greek sumpatriōtēs), from com- together with + patriota (see patriot).
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