[ ree-loh-keyt, ree-loh-keyt ]
/ riˈloʊ keɪt, ˌri loʊˈkeɪt /

verb (used with object), re·lo·cat·ed, re·lo·cat·ing.

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.

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


re·lo·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for relocate

/ (ˌriːləʊˈkeɪt) /


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

Derived forms of relocate

relocation, noun
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