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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After his lawyers complained about the two-hour drive to Northern Neck, Ellis agreed to relocate Manafort. Chris Megerian, Anchorage Daily News, "For Paul Manafort, an uncommonly comfortable life behind bars," 12 July 2018 Nancy Keane, a spokeswoman for Safeway, said in a statement Thursday morning that the company intends to relocate employees from the store to other locations in the Valley. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Storm damage, roof collapse may have triggered Safeway fire, officials say," 12 July 2018 The company will attempt to relocate those employees to other Louisville locations. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Is your Louisville Walmart closing? These stores will shut down soon," 11 July 2018 The developer is also looking to relocate GAL nearby so the borough does not lose several hundred blue-collar jobs. New York Times, "Hunt for New York City F.C.’s Stadium Site Is Back Where It Began: the Bronx," 11 July 2018 Beginning July 10, Safe 4 Play, LLC, a local contractor specializing in designing, building and maintaining recreational products, will start to relocate the playground about 2 miles south to its new home: Forest Hills Park, 2500 SW Eighth St. Kari Barnett,, "Playground equipment to be repurposed at Boynton Beach park," 10 July 2018 Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, asked a federal judge Friday to relocate a criminal trial starting later this month because of pretrial publicity. CBS News, "Manafort's lawyers ask for trial to be moved away from Washington," 7 July 2018 The couple moved to Nashville last year and plan to relocate in the area, according to the Tennessean. Lauren Beale, sacbee, "Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler list their Nashville mansion for $7.9 million," 6 July 2018 While Labissière, however, managed to relocate to the U.S. to pursue a basketball career, others haven't been as fortunate, which federation officials say is another constraint to basketball's emergence. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "Haiti hoped this competition would be its basketball comeback. Then came bad news," 5 July 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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to reject or criticize sharply

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