- 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.
To emigrate is to leave a country, especially one’s own, intending to remain away. To immigrate is to enter a country, intending to remain there: my aunt emigrated from Poland and immigrated to Canada.
Late 18th century: from Latin emigrat- 'emigrated', from the verb emigrare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out of' + migrare 'migrate'.
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