- The definition of immigrate is to move permanently to a new country.
When you move permanently from England to the United States, this is an example of a time when you immigrate.
immigrate definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin immigratus, past participle of immigrare, to go or remove into: see in- and amp; migrate
immigrate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb im·mi·grat·ed, im·mi·grat·ing, im·mi·grates verb, intransitive
Origin: Latin immigrāre, immigrāt-, to go into : in-, in; see in-2 + migrāre, to depart.
- imˌmi·graˈtion noun
- imˌmi·graˈtion·al adjective