verb (used without object), em·i·grat·ed, em·i·grat·ing.
Origin of emigrate
Examples from the Web for emigrate
During the Cold War, the West Germans used to pay the East Germans to release political prisoners and allow them to emigrate.
According to The Guardian, in some small communities, youth are handed money to emigrate to richer Norway.
And the inequality of economic burden is what pushes the most educated of young Israelis to emigrate.
My book "1948" and its reception abroad will allow me to emigrate to Boston, to my wife's family.
He proposed legislation that would provide federal subsidies to encourage them to emigrate.
For instance, we have been forbidding the Austrians to join with Germany, to emigrate, or to obtain the raw materials of industry.The Problem of China|Bertrand Russell
The Licenciado Antonio de Olvera was about to emigrate to the colonies and wished to protect himself from insult.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,|Henry Charles Lea
A large part of them is without daily bread and without shelter, and they emigrate in considerable numbers to New Russia.
Forty or fifty night-walkers were sent every week to Bridewell, and numbers were induced to emigrate to the colonies.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Why emigrate from a region but just reclaimed from barbarism, where good land was still abundant?Stephen A. Douglas|Allen Johnson
Word Origin for emigrate
1778, a back-formation from emigration, or else from Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare (see emigration). Related: Emigrated; emigrating.