transmigrate

You're most likely to come across the word transmigrate in a religious context. Your soul, some people believe, will transmigrate into a new body after death.

Another way to say transmigrate is reincarnate, or be born again after death. Many religions believe that people transmigrate after they die, including Buddhism and Hinduism as well as some Native American beliefs. Rarely, the verb transmigrate is used to mean "move to a new country," although migrate is much more common. The root is the Latin word transmigrat, "move from one place to another," from the prefix trans, "across or beyond," and migratus, "to move."

Definitions of transmigrate
  1. verb
    be born anew in another body after death
    “Hindus believe that we transmigrate
    synonyms: reincarnate
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    be born
    come into existence through birth
  2. verb
    move from one country or region to another and settle there
    “This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries”
    synonyms: migrate
    migrate
    move periodically or seasonally
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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
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    move
    change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
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