relocate

verb
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 relocatable (audio) , ˌrē-​ˌlō-​ˈkā-​ \ adjective
relocation \ ˌrē-​lō-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce relocation (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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Of 22 expansion franchises since 1967, five relocated and one of those later folded. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Mixed results: A half-century of trial and error with NHL expansion franchises," 5 Dec. 2018 The most troubling shift may be how economically struggling rural and exurban areas, which are losing young adults, are increasingly home to concentrated populations of older adults who lack the means to relocate and end up aging in place. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges," 14 Nov. 2018 As of June 3, 28,153 Rohingya have been relocated from risk areas and to allow for infrastructure work. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Rohingya 'living on sandcastles' as first monsoon rains hit fragile camps," 11 June 2018 According to Connecticut Forest & Park Association officials, that section of the trail was relocated by volunteers away from the hatchery ponds to the top of a ridge line and was reopened this spring. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Hatcheries Try Guns, Nets, Noise To Protect Fish From Invading Birds," 21 May 2018 The home's mobility also allowed it to be relocated and saved during the state's recent wildfires. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Tiny Modern Farmhouse Will Convince You to Pare Down Your Life Once and for All," 15 Jan. 2019 The molecular biologist had relocated from France and had been working at Children’s National hospital. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "A research biologist was raped and killed 24 years ago. Police say attacker may have looked like this.," 9 July 2018 Those credits represent the state’s effort to keep projects from decamping to New York, Atlanta, Canada and the U.K., that last a favorite for big budget films, and to lure back television productions that had previously relocated. Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter, "California Extends Film Tax Credits to 2025," 27 June 2018 Twenty-eight had run away, five had been removed from the United States and 52 had relocated to live with a nonsponsor. Amy Harmon, BostonGlobe.com, "Did the Trump administration separate immigrant children from parents and lose them?," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of relocate

1834, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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relocate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of relocate

: to move to a new place

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