verb[no object] chiefly North American
- Come to live permanently in a foreign country: the Mennonites immigrated to western Canada in the 1870sMore 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.
early 17th century: from Latin immigrat- 'immigrated', from the verb immigrare, from in- 'into' + migrare 'migrate'.
See emigrate (usage).