migrate

To migrate means to move from one place to another, sometimes part of a back-and-forth pattern, and sometimes to stay.

When we think of the word migrate we think of movement from place to place. Sometimes that movement is seasonal, as when birds migrate north in summer and south in winter. But sometimes a person or group will migrate from one place to another with the intention of settling there. In both cases, there is a definite shift in locales, one temporary, the other permanent.

Definitions of migrate
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v move from one country or region to another and settle there

“Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century”
Synonyms:
transmigrate
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immigrate
come into a new country and change residency
immigrate
migrate to a new environment
emigrate
leave one's country of residence for a new one
expatriate
move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad
Type of:
move
change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

v move periodically or seasonally

“birds migrate in the Winter”
“The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting”
Synonyms:
transmigrate
move from one country or region to another and settle there
Type of:
move
change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

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