- to move (a building, company, etc.) to a different location: plans to relocate the firm to Houston.
- to change one's residence or place of business; move: Next year we may relocate to Denver.
Origin of relocate
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Examples from the Web for relocate
It has taken more than that so far to just relocate the population and shore up the buildings.
Much of the money meant to restore the center and rebuild the houses has gone instead to relocate the residents.
Congressional restrictions have made it more difficult to transfer or relocate Guantánamo detainees.Obama, Not Congress, Is the Reason Guantánamo Is Still Open
May 3, 2013
Dear Blogger: Does it make sense to relocate to a higher cost of living area for more employment opportunities?Ask the Blogger
November 26, 2012
The hospital was forced to relocate 215 patients, including several newborn babies, in the middle of the night.After Storm, Who’s Got the Real Power? Look for Backup Generators
October 30, 2012
Again the orange sphere halted, as if trying to relocate its victim.The Whispering Spheres
Russell Robert Winterbotham
All the boys went out West in an endeavor to relocate this claim.Dave Porter and His Double
Still, it's quite likely that a friend of mine will relocate your old claim a little ahead of them.Delilah of the Snows
A Chinese refused to lease land where the Japanese wished to relocate their railway station.China, Japan and the U.S.A.
He smiled once, winked twice, and three minutes afterward four men were on their way to relocate that pole.Homeburg Memories
George Helgesen Fitch
- to move or be moved to a new place, esp (of an employee, a business, etc) to a new area or place of employment
- (intr) (of an employee, a business, etc) to move for reasons of business to a new area or place of employment
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Word Origin and History for relocate
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