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

  

immigrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they immigrate
BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪt//
 
he / she / it immigrates
BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪts//
 
past simple immigrated
BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
past participle immigrated
BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form immigrating
BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪɡreɪtɪŋ//
 
Immigration
 
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[intransitive] immigrate (to…) (from…) (especially North American English) to come and live permanently in a country after leaving your own country About 6.6 million people immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. compare emigrate See related entries: Immigration Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin immigrat- ‘immigrated’, from the verb immigrare, from in- ‘into’ + migrare ‘migrate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: immigrate