Definition of emigrate
: to leave one's place of residence or country to live elsewhere emigrated from Canada to the United States
emigrationplay \ˌe-mə-ˈgrā-shən\ noun
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Recent Examples of emigrate from the web
To qualify, a person must have a high school diploma and be from a country few people emigrate from.
James Fawcett Bailes, Luke’s grandfather, emigrated from Newcastle, England, to South Africa in his early 20s.
Rasoul’s family emigrated to the United States from the Palestinian territories at the beginning of the 1970s.
Her collaborators, the Meksin sisters, whose Jewish family emigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union, join her in Kiev.
Israeli officials remained tight-lipped on the subject, possibly to protect the route in case the Jews who remained behind decide at a later date to emigrate.
In 1988, a 19-year-old Elon Musk moved from South Africa to Canada, hoping to one day emigrate to the United States.
My father’s parents were Jews who emigrated from Weimar Germany.
The son of a horticulturist who emigrated from Cork, Ireland, Coppinger was born in 1898 at his father’s tropical garden park and grew up chasing gators like butterflies, trapping and selling hatchlings to folks in town for fifteen cents each.
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Did You Know?
Migrate, emigrate, and immigrate are all about being on the move. All those terms come from the Latin word migrare, which means "to move from one place to another." Emigrate and immigrate sound alike, and it is true that both involve leaving one location and entering another. The subtle difference between them lies in point of view: emigrate stresses leaving the original place, while immigrate focuses on entering the new one. You won't have trouble keeping them straight if you remember that the prefix e- means "away," as in eject, and the prefix im- or in- means "into," as in inject.
Origin and Etymology of emigrate
Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare, from e- + migrare to migrate
First Known Use: 1766
EMIGRATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emigrate for English Language Learners
: to leave a country or region to live elsewhere
EMIGRATE Defined for Kids
Definition of emigrate for Students
: to leave one country or region to live in another My grandparents emigrated from China.
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