Definition of emigrate in English:


Line breaks: emi|grate
Pronunciation: /ˈɛmɪgreɪt


[no object]
  • Leave one’s own country in order to settle permanently in another: Rose’s parents emigrated to Australia
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    • First, skilled workers are legally emigrating, temporarily or permanently, to rich countries.
    • She studied with Preobrajenska as a child in Paris, where her parents settled after emigrating from Russia.
    • Many citizens with higher education were trained abroad and they often emigrate permanently.
    move abroad, move overseas, leave one's country, migrate; relocate, resettle, start a new life; defect


late 18th century: from Latin emigrat- 'emigrated', from the verb emigrare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out of' + migrare 'migrate'.

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