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migrate (mì´grât´) verb, intransitive migrated, migrating, migrates
1.To move from one country or region and settle in another.
2.To change location periodically, especially by moving seasonally from one region to another.
[Latin migrâre, migrât-.]
- mi´gra´tor noun
Usage Note: Migrate, which is used of people and animals, sometimes implies a lack of permanent settlement, especially as a result of seasonal or periodic movement. Emigrate and immigrate are used only of people and imply a permanent move, generally across a political boundary. Emigrate describes the move relative to the point of departure: After the Nazis came to power in Germany, many scientists emigrated (that is, left Germany). By contrast, immigrate describes the move relative to the destination: The promise of prosperity in the United States encouraged many people to immigrate (that is, move to the United States).
Excerpted from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition © 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Anonymous:Emigrate or Immigrate?
The prefix e- (or ex-) usually means "out of" or "from." The prefix im- (or in-) often means "in" or "into."
Therefore, emigrate means "to move out of" and immigrate means "to move into."
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