re·​lo·​cate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈlō-ˌkāt, 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 , ˌrē-​ˌlō-​ˈkā-​ \ adjective
relocation \ ˌrē-​lō-​ˈkā-​shən \ 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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According to a new report from royal correspondent Rebecca English of The Daily Mail, the decision to relocate wasn't fueled by a dramatic falling out within the family, but rather by Harry's growing family. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Real Reason Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Are Leaving Kensington Palace," 26 Nov. 2018 President Trump's historic – and controversial – decision to relocate America's Israel embassy to Jerusalem is attracting more followers on the world stage, as several other nations open their own outposts in the holy city or consider doing so. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "More countries following Trump in moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem," 9 July 2018 Donald Trump reacted angrily to Harley-Davidson’s decision to relocate the production of motorbikes for sale to Europe outside the United States. The Economist, "Business this week," 28 June 2018 Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States, said America's recent decision to relocate its embassy to Israel will help advance the cause of Middle East peace. Ahmed Elbenni, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Israel's ambassador to U.S. lauds American embassy move to Jerusalem in address at Milwaukee Rotary Club," 5 June 2018 Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and relocate the Embassy from Tel Aviv is contentious for Palestinians, who hope to claim part of the city as their future capital. Nicole Gaouette, CNN, "Gulf widening between US and key allies over Gaza," 15 May 2018 Trump's decision to relocate the embassy prompted a rebuke from the U.N., which in December voted 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, to condemn the move. Noga Tarnopolsky,, "As U.S. prepares to open embassy in Jerusalem, Middle East braces for more unrest," 10 May 2018 De Nysschen arrived after an undistinguished stint running Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand and was immediately associated with the silly decision to relocate Cadillac HQ to New York, a boondoggle GM committed to before hiring him. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "General Motors lacks vision for what Cadillac should become," 24 Apr. 2018 That kind of exposure was a major part of Harryman’s decision to relocate from the Butchertown Market. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "As money flows into Butchertown, this small gym hopes to hit it big with baseball," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of relocate

1834, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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English Language Learners Definition of relocate

: to move to a new place

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