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immigrate

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verb im·mi·grate \ˈi-mə-ˌgrāt\

Simple Definition of immigrate

  • : to come to a country to live there

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of immigrate

immigrated

immigrating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to enter and usually become established; especially :  to come into a country of which one is not a native for permanent residence

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to bring in or send as immigrants

immigration

play \ˌi-mə-ˈgrā-shən\ noun

immigrational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of immigrate

Latin immigratus, past participle of immigrare to remove, go in, from in- + migrare to migrate


First Known Use: circa 1623


IMMIGRATE Defined for Kids

immigrate

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verb im·mi·grate \ˈi-mə-ˌgrāt\

Definition of immigrate for Students

immigrated

immigrating

  1. :  to come into a foreign country to live



Headscratcher for immigrate

Immigrate and emigrate are very close in meaning. What's the difference? It depends on a person's point of view. Emigrate stresses leaving a place, while immigrate focuses on entering a new one.


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