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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.migrator - traveler who moves from one region or country to anothermigrator - traveler who moves from one region or country to another
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
departer, goer, leaver - someone who leaves
emigrant, emigre, emigree, outgoer - someone who leaves one country to settle in another
evacuee - a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place
immigrant - a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
rusher - someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory
colonist, settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
2.migrator - an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the yearmigrator - an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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