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mi·grate

 (mī′grāt′)
v. mi·grat·ed, mi·grat·ing, mi·grates
v.intr. mi·grat·ed, mi·grat·ing, mi·grates
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.
3. Computers To be moved from one system to another: migrated to an updated version of the platform.
v.tr. Computers
To move (something) from one system to another: migrated specific applications to a selected server.

[Latin migrāre, migrāt-; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

mi′gra′tor n.
Usage Note: Migrate usually indicates a permanent change of settlement when referring to people and implies historical demographic shifts of great magnitude, as in In the 5th century ad the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes began migrating to England. When referring to birds or other animals, migrate usually indicates a seasonal or other temporary change in habitat. Emigrate and immigrate are used only of people and also 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. Immigrate describes the move relative to the destination: The promise of prosperity here in the United States encouraged many people to immigrate.

migrate

(maɪˈɡreɪt)
vb (intr)
1. to go from one region, country, or place of abode to settle in another, esp in a foreign country
2. (Zoology) (of birds, fishes, etc) to journey between different areas at specific times of the year
[C17: from Latin migrāre to change one's abode]
miˈgrator n

mi•grate

(ˈmaɪ greɪt)

v.i. , -grat•ed, -grat•ing.
1. to move from one country, region, or place to another.
2. to pass periodically from one region or climate to another, as certain birds, fishes, and animals.
3. to shift, as from one system or enterprise to another.
4.
a. (of ions) to move toward an electrode during electrolysis.
b. (of atoms within a molecule) to change position.
5. (of a chemical or other substance) to spread, as by seepage, from an area or site of containment into a larger environment.
[1690–1700; < Latin migrātus, past participle of migrāre to move from place to place, change position]
mi′gra•tor, n.
syn: migrate, emigrate, immigrate refer to moving from one country or region to another. migrate means to make such a move either once or repeatedly; it is applied to both people and animals: The family migrated from Ireland to the United States. Ducks migrate every fall. emigrate, used of persons only, generally means to leave one's native country and take up permanent residence in another: Each year many people emigrate from Europe. immigrate, used of persons only, generally means to enter and settle in a country that is not one's own: They decided to immigrate to Australia.

migrate


Past participle: migrated
Gerund: migrating

Imperative
migrate
migrate
Present
I migrate
you migrate
he/she/it migrates
we migrate
you migrate
they migrate
Preterite
I migrated
you migrated
he/she/it migrated
we migrated
you migrated
they migrated
Present Continuous
I am migrating
you are migrating
he/she/it is migrating
we are migrating
you are migrating
they are migrating
Present Perfect
I have migrated
you have migrated
he/she/it has migrated
we have migrated
you have migrated
they have migrated
Past Continuous
I was migrating
you were migrating
he/she/it was migrating
we were migrating
you were migrating
they were migrating
Past Perfect
I had migrated
you had migrated
he/she/it had migrated
we had migrated
you had migrated
they had migrated
Future
I will migrate
you will migrate
he/she/it will migrate
we will migrate
you will migrate
they will migrate
Future Perfect
I will have migrated
you will have migrated
he/she/it will have migrated
we will have migrated
you will have migrated
they will have migrated
Future Continuous
I will be migrating
you will be migrating
he/she/it will be migrating
we will be migrating
you will be migrating
they will be migrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been migrating
you have been migrating
he/she/it has been migrating
we have been migrating
you have been migrating
they have been migrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been migrating
you will have been migrating
he/she/it will have been migrating
we will have been migrating
you will have been migrating
they will have been migrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been migrating
you had been migrating
he/she/it had been migrating
we had been migrating
you had been migrating
they had been migrating
Conditional
I would migrate
you would migrate
he/she/it would migrate
we would migrate
you would migrate
they would migrate
Past Conditional
I would have migrated
you would have migrated
he/she/it would have migrated
we would have migrated
you would have migrated
they would have migrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.migrate - move from one country or region to another and settle theremigrate - move from one country or region to another and settle there; "Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century"; "This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"
immigrate - come into a new country and change residency; "Many people immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century"
immigrate - migrate to a new environment; "only few plants can immigrate to the island"
emigrate - leave one's country of residence for a new one; "Many people had to emigrate during the Nazi period"
move - change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
migrate - move periodically or seasonally; "birds migrate in the Winter"; "The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting"
2.migrate - move periodically or seasonally; "birds migrate in the Winter"; "The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting"
move - change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
migrate, transmigrate - move from one country or region to another and settle there; "Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century"; "This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"

migrate

verb move, travel, journey, wander, shift, drift, trek, voyage, roam, emigrate, rove The farmers have to migrate if they want to survive.

migrate

verb
1. To leave one's native land and settle in another:
2. To change habitat seasonally:
Translations
يُهاجِريُهاجِر، يَنْزَح، يَرْتَحِل
migrovatpřitáhnoutstěhovat se
trækkeudvandrevandre
elvándorolköltözikvándorol
flytja sig um staî eftir árstíîumflytjast búferlum
migracijamigrantasmigruojantismigruotipersikėlėlis
aizceļotieceļotmigrēt, pārceļotpārceļot
migrovať
seliti se

migrate

[maɪˈgreɪt] VI [animals, people] → emigrar

migrate

[maɪˈgreɪt] vi
[animal, bird, fish] → migrer
[person] → migrer
to migrate to → migrer vers
Millions migrated to the cities → Des millions de personnes migraient vers les villes.

migrate

vi (animals, workers)(ab)wandern; (birds)nach Süden ziehen; (fig: townsfolk etc) → ziehen; do these birds migrate?sind das Zugvögel?

migrate

[maɪˈgreɪt] vi (bird) → migrare; (worker) → emigrare

migrate

(maiˈgreit) , ((American) ˈmaigreit) verb
1. (of certain birds and animals) to travel from one region to another at certain times of the year. Many birds migrate in the early winter.
2. (of people) to change one's home to another country or (regularly) from place to place. The Gothic peoples who overwhelmed the Roman Empire migrated from the East.
miˈgration noun
ˈmigrant ((British and American) ˈmai-) noun
a person, bird or animal that migrates or has migrated. The swallow is a summer migrant to Britain; (also adjective) migrant workers.
ˈmigratory ((British and American) ˈmaigrə-) adjective

migrate

vi (within the body, e.g., parasites) migrar
References in classic literature ?
So assured, indeed, is the fact concerning the periodicalness of the sperm whale's resorting to given waters, that many hunters believe that, could he be closely observed and studied throughout the world; were the logs for one voyage of the entire whale fleet carefully collated, then the migrations of the sperm whale would be found to correspond in invariability to those of the herring-shoals or the flights of swallows.
The last of these temporary migrations had taken place only a few days since; the admiral had satisfied himself that the rooms in the east wing were none the worse for the absence of their master, and he might now be safely reckoned on as settled in the north wing for weeks, and perhaps, if the season was cold, for months to come.
When first he came upon them they were moving slowly but steadily southward in one of those periodic migrations the reasons for which the baboon himself is best able to explain.
The consequence is that the Rocky Mountains and the ulterior regions, from the Russian possessions in the north down to the Spanish settlements of California, have been traversed and ransacked in every direction by bands of hunters and Indian traders; so that there is scarcely a mountain pass, or defile, that is not known and threaded in their restless migrations, nor a nameless stream that is not haunted by the lonely trapper.
Wanderers of the wilderness, according to the vicissitudes of the seasons, the migrations of animals, and the plenty or scarcity of game, they lead a precarious and unsettled existence; exposed to sun and storm, and all kinds of hardships, until they resemble Indians in complexion as well as in tastes and habits.
To the scientific eye all human history is a series of collective movements, destructions or migrations, like the massacre of flies in winter or the return of birds in spring.
These annual migrations from farm to farm were on the increase here.
Just note the progress of events: consider the migrations of races, and you will arrive at the same conclusion assuredly.
Oh yes," said Will, laughing, "and migrations of races and clearings of forests--and America and the steam-engine.
The latter does not build its own nest, does not determine its own migrations, does not collect food for itself or its young, and cannot even feed itself: it is absolutely dependent on its numerous slaves.
Within a few years we have witnessed the phenomenon of a southeastward migration, in the settlement of Australia; but this affects us as a retrograde movement, and, judging from the moral and physical character of the first generation of Australians, has not yet proved a successful experiment.
Traddles find us on the brink of migration, and will excuse any little discomforts incidental to that position.