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Definition of emigrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

emigrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈemɪɡreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪɡreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emigrate
BrE BrE//ˈemɪɡreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪɡreɪt//
 
he / she / it emigrates
BrE BrE//ˈemɪɡreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪɡreɪts//
 
past simple emigrated
BrE BrE//ˈemɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
past participle emigrated
BrE BrE//ˈemɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form emigrating
BrE BrE//ˈemɪɡreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈemɪɡreɪtɪŋ//
 
Immigration
 
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[intransitive] emigrate (from…) (to…) to leave your own country to go and live permanently in another country The family left Czechoslovakia in 1968 and emigrated to America. Many people who emigrated experienced poverty and racism when they arrived. My grandparents emigrated from Vietnam to the US in the 1980s. compare immigrate See related entries: Immigration Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Latin emigrat- ‘emigrated’, from the verb emigrare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + migrare ‘migrate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: emigrate