English version

patriot in Citizenship topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpatriotpat‧ri‧ot /ˈpætriət, -triɒt, ˈpeɪ- $ ˈpeɪtriət, -triɑːt/ noun [countable]  SANPGCsomeone who loves their country and is willing to defend it – used to show approval
Examples from the Corpus
patriotHe is a patriot of the first order, willing to sacrifice personal justice for the red, white and blue.Pinochet called the convicted man a patriot.The Presbyterians had found it easy to be patriots for many reasons.Perhaps it is because of a hearty dislike of chauvinism and exaggerated nationalism that I have not become an intense patriot.This could be interpreted in different ways, as later patriots were to find to their cost.They clashed at parties and at country house weekends with fellow guests who might be termed patriots.He was especially interested in the patriots.The patriots were having trouble holding her fast.