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immigrate

[ im-i-greyt ]
/ 藞瑟m 瑟藢gre瑟t /
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verb (used without object), im路mi路grat路ed, im路mi路grat路ing.
to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence.
to pass or come into a new habitat or place, as an organism.
verb (used with object), im路mi路grat路ed, im路mi路grat路ing.
to introduce as settlers: to immigrate cheap labor.
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Origin of immigrate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin immigr膩tus (past participle of immigr膩re 鈥渢o move into鈥); see im-1, migrate

synonym study for immigrate

1. See migrate.

OTHER WORDS FROM immigrate

im路mi路gra路tor, nounun路im路mi路grat路ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH immigrate

emigrate, immigrate , migrate (see synonym study at migrate)
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British Dictionary definitions for immigrate

immigrate
/ (藞瑟m瑟藢伞re瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle thereCompare emigrate
(intr) (of an animal or plant) to migrate to a new geographical area
(tr) to introduce or bring in as an immigrant

Derived forms of immigrate

immigratory, adjectiveimmigrator, noun

Word Origin for immigrate

C17: from Latin immigr膩re to go into, from im- + migr膩re to move
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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