[ ree-loh-keyt, ree-loh-keyt ]
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verb (used with object),re·lo·cat·ed, re·lo·cat·ing.
  1. to move (a building, company, etc.) to a different location: plans to relocate the firm to Houston.

verb (used without object),re·lo·cat·ed, re·lo·cat·ing.
  1. to change one's residence or place of business; move: Next year we may relocate to Denver.

Origin of relocate

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; re- + locate

Other words from relocate

  • re·lo·ca·tion [ree-loh-key-shuhn], /ˌri loʊˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun

Words Nearby relocate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use relocate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for relocate


/ (ˌriːləʊˈkeɪt) /

  1. to move or be moved to a new place, esp (of an employee, a business, etc) to a new area or place of employment

  2. (intr) (of an employee, a business, etc) to move for reasons of business to a new area or place of employment

Derived forms of relocate

  • relocation, noun

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