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immigrate

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

im·mi·grate

 (ĭm′ĭ-grāt′)
v. im·mi·grat·ed, im·mi·grat·ing, im·mi·grates
v.intr.
To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native. See Usage Note at migrate.
v.tr.
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.]

immigrate

(ˈɪmɪˌɡreɪt)
vb
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]
ˈimmiˌgratory adj
ˈimmiˌgrator n

im•mi•grate

(ˈɪm ɪˌgreɪt)

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]
im′mi•gra`tor, n.
syn: See migrate.

immigrate


Past participle: immigrated
Gerund: immigrating

Imperative
immigrate
immigrate
Present
I immigrate
you immigrate
he/she/it immigrates
we immigrate
you immigrate
they immigrate
Preterite
I immigrated
you immigrated
he/she/it immigrated
we immigrated
you immigrated
they immigrated
Present Continuous
I am immigrating
you are immigrating
he/she/it is immigrating
we are immigrating
you are immigrating
they are immigrating
Present Perfect
I have immigrated
you have immigrated
he/she/it has immigrated
we have immigrated
you have immigrated
they have immigrated
Past Continuous
I was immigrating
you were immigrating
he/she/it was immigrating
we were immigrating
you were immigrating
they were immigrating
Past Perfect
I had immigrated
you had immigrated
he/she/it had immigrated
we had immigrated
you had immigrated
they had immigrated
Future
I will immigrate
you will immigrate
he/she/it will immigrate
we will immigrate
you will immigrate
they will immigrate
Future Perfect
I will have immigrated
you will have immigrated
he/she/it will have immigrated
we will have immigrated
you will have immigrated
they will have immigrated
Future Continuous
I will be immigrating
you will be immigrating
he/she/it will be immigrating
we will be immigrating
you will be immigrating
they will be immigrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been immigrating
you have been immigrating
he/she/it has been immigrating
we have been immigrating
you have been immigrating
they have been immigrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been immigrating
you will have been immigrating
he/she/it will have been immigrating
we will have been immigrating
you will have been immigrating
they will have been immigrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been immigrating
you had been immigrating
he/she/it had been immigrating
we had been immigrating
you had been immigrating
they had been immigrating
Conditional
I would immigrate
you would immigrate
he/she/it would immigrate
we would immigrate
you would immigrate
they would immigrate
Past Conditional
I would have immigrated
you would have immigrated
he/she/it would have immigrated
we would have immigrated
you would have immigrated
they would have immigrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.immigrate - migrate to a new environment; "only few plants can immigrate to the island"
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"
2.immigrate - introduce or send as immigrants; "Britain immigrated many colonists to America"
bring in, introduce - bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment; "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
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"

immigrate

verb
To leave one's native land and settle in another:
Translations
priseliti se

immigrate

[ˈɪmɪgreɪt] VIinmigrar

immigrate

[ˈɪmɪgreɪt] viimmigrer

immigrate

vieinwandern, immigrieren (→ to in +dat)

immigrate

[ˈɪmɪˌgreɪt] viimmigrare
References in classic literature ?
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The number of Egyptian immigrants who have obtained approval to immigrate and those who have acquired immigrant status reached 385 immigrants (main and accompanied) in 2018 compared to 348 immigrants in 2017, an increase of 10.6%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in its annual bulletin of the Egyptians obtained with approval called, "To migrate abroad and Egyptians with another nationality in 2018."
Also, it's essential to adopt only the ethical means to immigrate to the country to avoid any kind of complications.
Also, wealthy or well-educated families, such as those who mastered English or French or had professions that would enable them to integrate into western countries easily, often preferred to immigrate to countries other than Israel, at least initially.
dpa Tel Aviv Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that around 1,000 Ethiopian members of the Falash Mura, a sect of Jews that was forced to convert to Christianity, will be allowed to immigrate to Israel.
Send them back to wherever they came from and make them immigrate legally.
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Since a long time ago, Philippe was thinking to immigrate to Europe.
Considered by many to be the first Arab American novel, The Book of Khalid details the journey, both physical and spiritual, of two young Lebanese men who immigrate to the United States around the turn of the century.
1.679-5(a)).Thus, a nonresident alien who intends to immigrate to the United States should create and fund the foreign trusts at least five years before becoming a U.S.
The German aid comes as Germany increasingly realizes that harsh winter conditions can be debilitating to Syrian refugees at this time coupled with the fact that Germany has come around to the notion that it would be more apt to help the refugees where they currently are in their host countries rather than have them to subsequently immigrate to Germany and other European destinations in acts of desperation.
It is one thing to travel to France and demonstrate solidarity with the French people after the horrific execution of 12 journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo; it is an entirely different matter to use the occasion to call on French Jews to immigrate to Israel to avoid anti-Semitism and "live secure and peaceful lives."