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 Psaki argued to reporters that the administration Biden was not, in fact, saying MLB should relocate but rather that the league and players had the final say on the matter. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, "'That was their decision:' White House walks fine line on MLB moving All-Star Game out of Atlanta," 6 Apr. 2021 The move will consolidate bank employees who now work at 100 S. Charles St. and employees of bank subsidiary Merrill, who work at 100 E. Pratt St. Workers will start to relocate in the first few months of next year. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Bank of America plans to move Baltimore offices from downtown to Harbor East," 30 Mar. 2021 Motions by the defense to delay and relocate the trial were denied by Judge Peter Cahill, who is overseeing the case. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "Derek Chauvin 'betrayed' his badge, prosecutors say at start of murder trial," 29 Mar. 2021 Months later, the government announced its plan to seize the shoreline and relocate an unspecified number of families. Washington Post, "A story of slavery — and space," 26 Mar. 2021 Small health care businesses in Minneapolis got a boost from new grants to reopen or relocate after many were damaged following the police killing of George Floyd. Kelly Smith, Star Tribune, "Lake Street Council fund supports small health care businesses in south Minneapolis," 25 Mar. 2021 During the height of the pandemic, which hit New York City hard, a number of hedge funds and financial institutions looked into or started to relocate offices in Florida. Jack Kelly, Forbes, "Goldman Sachs CEO Wanted Workers To Return To The Office, But Now The Bank Is Having Second Thoughts," 18 Mar. 2021 Rubins will float back out Friday with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi to wrap up the solar panel prep work, and to vent and relocate ammonia coolant hoses. Fox News, "Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings," 1 Mar. 2021 Rubins will float back out Friday with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi to wrap up the solar panel prep work, and to vent and relocate ammonia coolant hoses. Marcia Dunn, Chron, "Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings," 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of relocate

1834, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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12 Apr 2021

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“Relocate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of relocate

: to move to a new place

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