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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The Franciscan missionaries relocated many native residents of Marin County to San Francisco’s Mission Dolores, which was established in 1776. Peter Fimrite,, "Artifacts alter timeline for Native Americans in California," 8 Sep. 2019 The Chanticleers, based in Conway, S.C., relocated upstate to stay in hotels and practice at the high school and college facilities in the Greenville area. Jenna West,, "Coastal Carolina vs. Kansas Live Stream: Watch Online, Start Time," 7 Sep. 2019 Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal The Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated to Windsor this spring, moving out of Kensington Palace's Nottingham Cottage ahead of welcoming their son, Archie. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Didn't Visit the Queen at Balmoral Castle This Summer," 7 Sep. 2019 The accounting and advisory firm will relocate from Midtown in the second quarter of 2020. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Real estate transactions: Miller Grossbard Advisors, iOffice ink new leases," 6 Sep. 2019 Abel has relocated to Southern California and, based on his recent success, will be staying down South for the foreseeable future. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Los Alamitos starts its L.A. County Fair meet," 6 Sep. 2019 As a result of the deal, Kontraband will relocate from its office in London’s Finsbury Park to Sony Music’s headquarters in the Kensington district. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Sony Music U.K. Acquires Kontraband Merchandise Company," 5 Sep. 2019 Some may have relocated to the lawless western deserts of Afghanistan. The Economist, "Afghan drug barons are branching out into methamphetamines," 5 Sep. 2019 Founded in October 2017, TeamingPro will relocate its headquarters to Huntsville as part of the deal. William Thornton |, al, "Virginia software company coming to Huntsville," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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