Emigrate meaning

ĕmĭ-grāt
To leave one country or region to settle in another.
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To leave one country or region to settle in another.
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To emigrate is defined as to leave the country where you are from and move permanently to another.

When you are born in England and you move permanently to the U.S., this is an example of a situation where you emigrate.

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(intransitive) To leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere.
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Origin of emigrate

  • Latin ēmigrāre ēmigrāt- ē-, ex- ex- migrāre to move mei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare (“to move away, remove, depart from a place”), from e (“out”) + migrare (“to move, remove, depart”).

    From Wiktionary