- to move (a building, company, etc.) to a different location: plans to relocate the firm to Houston.
- to change one's residence or place of business; move: Next year we may relocate to Denver.
Origin of relocate
Examples from the Web for relocation
Maariv, p. 1/NRG Hebrew) Netanyahu's point man on Bedouin relocation says plan still on track - Maj. Gen. (res.Bedouin Relocation Plan Still On Track?
December 17, 2013
It is now impossible for such a relocation to happen, but this does not mean it is time to give up the fight.Boycott Putin, Not the Sochi Olympics
August 15, 2013
However a relocation of the royal family to Anglesey would be a huge break with protocol.Kate To Join William In Wales
August 7, 2013
Their relocation, although painful, would be very manageable.Israel And Syria: A Missed Opportunity?
March 5, 2013
These are two of the best foreign films of recent years, and they both concern the anguish of relocation.‘Monsieur Lazhar’ Tackles Immigration in Imaginative Canadian Film
April 13, 2012
This would be immediately after the relocation of the mine and the driving off of Cochise.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
And in making your relocation did you again pass through the graveyard?Pickett's Gap
This new migration was reinforced by the relocation of entire families.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
The "notice" was already up, the "relocation" of our mine completed beyond recall, and the crowd rapidly dispersing.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Often when easy gold became scarce a claim was abandoned and open to relocation.The Pinos Altos Story
- 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
Word Origin and History for relocation
1746, in Scottish law, "renewal of a lease," noun of action from relocate. Meaning "act of relocating" is from 1837.