re·​lo·​cate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈlō-ˌkāt How to pronounce relocate (audio) , ˌrē-lō-ˈkāt \
relocated; relocating; relocates

Definition of relocate

transitive verb

: to locate again : establish or lay out in a new place

intransitive verb

: to move to a new location

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Other Words from relocate

relocatable \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈlō-​ˌkā-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce relocate (audio) , ˌrē-​ˌlō-​ˈkā-​ \ adjective
relocation \ ˌrē-​lō-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce relocate (audio) \ noun

Examples of relocate in a Sentence

He relocated to Los Angeles for his new job. How can we convince more businesses to relocate to this city? The company decided to relocate its headquarters.
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Recent Examples on the Web The 'Blue Monster' course at Miami's Doral Resort, which Trump bought in 2012, was home to a PGA Tour event for more than 50 years until the toxicity of his 2016 presidential campaign forced the Tour to relocate the tournament to Mexico City. Eamon Lynch, Detroit Free Press, "Donald Trump is a scar on the game of golf: Opinion," 10 Jan. 2021 The main difference is Brent Cross Town’s proximity and connectivity to central London, which Mr. Wong said will particularly appeal to businesses looking to relocate to modern and less expensive environments than the city center. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "London Development to Test Demand for 15-Minute Cities After Covid-19," 22 Dec. 2020 The Spartans spent the past two weeks in Las Vegas, forced to relocate after Santa Clara County banned contact sports to slow the coronavirus surge. Steve Kroner,, "Unbeaten San Jose State dusts Boise State in Mountain West title game," 19 Dec. 2020 The 49ers — who are in the thick of the NFC playoff race, were forced to temporarily relocate after Santa Clara County issued a three-week ban on contact sports. Editors, USA TODAY, "COVID-19 lockdowns, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, two missing in Alaska: 5 things to know Monday," 8 Dec. 2020 In Russia, nongovernmental organizations have been defunded and forced to relocate to other countries. Andrew Heiss, The Conversation, "Donors grow more generous when they support nonprofits facing hostile environments abroad," 7 Dec. 2020 First, Stanford was booted from its home, forced to relocate to the Pacific Northwest to continue its season. Tim Booth, Star Tribune, "Jones has 2 TD runs, Stanford tops No. 23 Washington 31-26," 5 Dec. 2020 If need be, teams will temporarily relocate to neutral arenas in cities not their own. New York Times, "Upcoming N.H.L. Season Will Have Flashes of Other Difficult Eras," 1 Jan. 2021 Firms hesitated to relocate their facilities eastward, which discouraged shippers from sailing there. Richard Campanella,, "acquisition of 1,100 acres," 1 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of relocate

1834, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of relocate was in 1834

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19 Jan 2021

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“Relocate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of relocate

: to move to a new place

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