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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Recent Examples on the Web When Vertex relocated from Cambridge to the South Boston Waterfront, CEO Jeff Leiden wanted to get involved with BPS, so the biotech company struck up a partnership with two Southie high schools., "The momentum, Rooney says, fizzled out. One obstacle, he says, seemed to be a reluctance to cede any sort of educational responsibility to the business community.," 16 Sep. 2019 But instead of moving directly into the former world headquarters of the Fortune 500 energy conglomerate, city officials decided to increase the number of employees scheduled to relocate to Ash Street from 800 to more than 1,000. San Diego Union-Tribune, "City of San Diego cited for asbestos violations at former Sempra building," 15 Sep. 2019 It's been standard operating procedure for local television networks to carry cable NFL broadcasts, although this year's Thursday games have relocated from CBS. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Local cable subscribers who no longer have NFL Network shouldn't worry about Sept. 26 Packers game," 13 Sep. 2019 The tight end, who spent six seasons with the Rams, bought the home for $1.8 million in 2016 a few months after the team relocated from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Former Ram Lance Kendricks sells Calabasas home for more than he asked," 11 Sep. 2019 Steve Lehman Trio with Joshua White: Since relocating from New York City to Los Angeles to join the faculty at Cal Arts in 2016, alto saxophonist Steve Lehman has started forging connections with Southland improvisers. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "SFJazz new lineup is so ridiculously packed you might miss these amazing artists," 4 Sep. 2019 The Bahamas Press reported that the first death from Hurricane Dorian was a 7-year-old boy, Lachino Mcintosh, who drowned after his family attempted to relocate from their home. Richard Tribou,, "Hurricane Dorian is now about 100 miles east of West Palm Beach," 2 Sep. 2019 South Florida residents who are relocating elsewhere in the state or outside Florida should bring their FPL account number with them. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "FPL warns Hurricane Dorian can still cause extensive power problems," 31 Aug. 2019 The government plans to begin construction of the new city from 2021 and may start relocating some offices from 2024, according to Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. Arys Aditya And Tassia Sipahutar / Bloomberg, Time, "Indonesia Plans to Move Its Capital to the Island of Borneo," 26 Aug. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of relocate

: to move to a new place

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