Definition of immigrate in English:


Syllabification: im·mi·grate
Pronunciation: /ˈimiˌgrāt


[no object] chiefly North American
  • Come to live permanently in a foreign country: the Mennonites immigrated to western Canada in the 1870s
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    • 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.
    migrate, move overseas, move abroad; relocate, resettle; defect


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

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