Definition of immigrate in English:


Syllabification: im·mi·grate
Pronunciation: /ˈiməˌɡrāt


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


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

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