verb (used without object), mi·grat·ed, mi·grat·ing.
- (of ions) to move toward an electrode during electrolysis.
- (of atoms within a molecule) to change position.
- migrating abscess,
- migration inhibition test,
- migratory locust
Origin of migrate
Examples from the Web for migrate
While politics tend to migrate toward the poles, humanity—and fiction, at its best—huddles in between.
Is it worth it to migrate to Las Vegas, which is said to be welcoming with open arms?Porn Star James Deen Speaks Out Against California’s Measure B|Tricia Romano|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
More regular, and committed market players, tend to migrate to the Erotic Review.The Oldest Profession Evolves—How the Web Transformed Prostitution|Gregory Gilderman|September 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Voters who back Gingrich because they think he is a strong conservative might migrate to Santorum.Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum’s “Anti-Romney Vote” Hardly Registers|Ben Jacobs|March 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
January and February are also prime months for spotting California gray whales off the coast as they migrate towards Baja.Last-Minute Winter Escapes: Vieques, Scottsdale, Reykjavik, and More|Leigh Crandall|December 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Now and then a bird is hatched here in the North that has no impulse to migrate.Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long
I shall have to migrate to a village where people have more stability of character.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
They nest frequently in colonies; they migrate in large flocks and can often be seen in great quantities at roosting places.Endurance Test|Alan Douglas
In North Britain, at the approach of severe weather, they flock together and migrate southwards.British Birds in their Haunts|Rev. C. A. Johns
Drake burned the town, a deed which caused the inhabitants to migrate to Porto Bello.On the Spanish Main|John Masefield
Word Origin for migrate
1690s, from Latin migratus, past participle of migrare "to move from one place to another" (see migration). Related: Migrated; migrating.