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im·mi·grate

immigrate

 
 
pronunciation:
I m greIt
features:
Language Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: immigrates, immigrating, immigrated
definition: to come to live permanently in a country where one was not born.
My parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico.
similar words:
emigrate, migrate
derivation: immigrator (n.)
Language Note
Immigrate and emigrate are verbs that are related and that sound almost alike. Immigrate means to come to live in a country where one was not born. Emigrate means to leave one country to settle in another.

Andrea immigrated to the United States from Bosnia. Her family emigrated because of the war.
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