émigré

noun, often attributive
émi·gré | \ˈe-mi-ˌgrā, ˌe-mi-ˈgrā\
variants: or less commonly emigré

Definition of émigré 

: emigrant especially : a person who emigrates for political reasons

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Synonyms & Antonyms for émigré

Synonyms

emigrant, immigrant, migrant, settler

Antonyms

nonimmigrant

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Examples of émigré in a Sentence

He was one of a group of Soviet émigrés living in New York. the revolution resulted in a flood of émigrés into neighboring countries

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Retiree Marie Diaz, 59, of San Jose, is among the emigres. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Bay Area residents are inundating Sacramento new home websites. Is a coastal wave coming?," 18 June 2018 His view did not prevail, however, resulting in a military disaster for the emigres and a foreign policy debacle for the president. Joseph P. Kahn, BostonGlobe.com, "Richard Goodwin, Kennedy speechwriter and husband to Doris Kearns Goodwin, dead at 86," 21 May 2018 But on the whole, the State Department stubbornly resisted letting Jewish emigres in, refusing even to fill the existing annual legal quota, let alone increase it. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "New Holocaust Museum exhibit reminds of how U.S. rejected desperate refugees before | Trudy Rubin," 3 July 2018 The new prosperity, often funded with capital from Cuban emigres overseas, prompted resentment and complaints from the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who still live on state salaries averaging $30 a month. Andrea Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses," 10 July 2018 The new prosperity, often funded with capital from Cuban emigres overseas, prompted resentment and complaints from the hundreds of thousands of Cubans who still live on state salaries averaging $30 a month. Washington Post, "Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses," 10 July 2018 Most Russian emigres in London live a world apart from such intrigue. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "Spy Poisoning Is Foreign to the Lives of Most of London’s Russian Emigres," 13 Mar. 2018 Wariness of disruption is exacerbated by Cuba's increasing economic dependence on the Cuban emigres and exiles once seen by the Communist government as a threat to its survival. Michael Weissenstein And Andrea Rodriguez, Fox News, "Raul Castro leaves Cuba with new freedoms, deep problems," 16 Apr. 2018 Another 30 percent are Bay Area emigres wanting to flee exorbitant housing costs. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Thousands of long-awaited homes are coming to Folsom. Here's what you should know | The Sacramento Bee," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of émigré

1792, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for émigré

French émigré, from past participle of émigrer to emigrate, from Latin emigrare

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