- 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.
verbim·mi·grat·ed, im·mi·grat·ing, im·mi·grates
Origin of immigrateLatin immigrāre, immigrāt-, to go into : in-, in; see in–2 + migrāre, to depart.
(third-person singular simple present immigrates, present participle immigrating, simple past and past participle immigrated)
- (intransitive) To move into a country from another one to stay permanently.
From Latin immigratus, past participle of immigro (“remove, move into”).