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enter a country of which one is not a native; introduce as settlers: immigrate cheap labor
Not to be confused with:
emigrate – migrate; to leave a country to live elsewhere: to emigrate from England to the United States
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v. im·mi·grat·ed, im·mi·grat·ing, im·mi·grates
To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native. See Usage Note at migrate.
To send or introduce as immigrants: Britain immigrated many colonists to the New World.
[Latin immigrāre, immigrāt-, to go into : in-, in; see in-2 + migrāre, to depart.]
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1. (intr) to come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle there. Compare emigrate
2. (intr) (of an animal or plant) to migrate to a new geographical area
3. (tr) to introduce or bring in as an immigrant
[C17: from Latin immigrāre to go into, from im- + migrāre to move]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. -grat•ed, -grat•ing. v.i.
1. to come to a country of which one is not a native, usu. for permanent residence.
2. to pass or come into a new habitat or place, as an organism.v.t.
3. to introduce as settlers: to immigrate cheap labor.
[1615–25; < Latin immigrāre to move into]
syn: See migrate.
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Past participle: immigrated
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|Verb||1.||immigrate - migrate to a new environment; "only few plants can immigrate to the island"|
|2.||immigrate - introduce or send as immigrants; "Britain immigrated many colonists to America"|
|3.||immigrate - come into a new country and change residency; "Many people immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century"|
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"
emigrate - leave one's country of residence for a new one; "Many people had to emigrate during the Nazi period"
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immigrate[ˈɪmɪgreɪt] VI → inmigrar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
immigrate[ˈɪmɪgreɪt] vi → immigrer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
immigrate[ˈɪmɪˌgreɪt] vi → immigrare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995