Definition of emigrate in English:

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emigrate

Pronunciation: /ˈɛmɪɡreɪt/

verb

[no object]
Leave one’s own country in order to settle permanently in another: Rose’s parents emigrated to Australia
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
move abroad, move overseas, leave one's country, migrate;
relocate, resettle, start a new life;
defect

Derivatives

emigratory

adjective

Origin

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

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