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immigrate

Line breaks: im¦mi|grate
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmɪɡreɪt
 
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Definition of immigrate in English:

verb

[no object] chiefly North American
Come to live permanently in a foreign country: an Australian who immigrated to Britain in 1982
More example sentences
  • Following this money, more than 1 million Taiwanese have immigrated to China to live and work.
  • Moreover, if he were finally deported, he would be permanently barred from immigrating to Australia.
  • Instead, many Western Samoans seek to immigrate to American Samoa.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin immigrat- 'immigrated', from the verb immigrare, from in- 'into' + migrare 'migrate'.

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