Immigrate meaning

ĭmĭ-grāt
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.

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To send or introduce as immigrants.

Britain immigrated many colonists to the New World.

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(intransitive) To move into a country from another one to stay permanently.
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To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.
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To bring in as an immigrant.
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To come into a new country, region, or environment, esp. in order to settle there.
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Origin of immigrate

  • Latin immigrāre immigrāt- to go into in- in in–2 migrāre to depart

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

  • From Latin immigratus, past participle of immigro (“remove, move into”).

    From Wiktionary