verb (used without object), emigrated, emigrating.
to leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate: to emigrate from Ireland to Australia.

1770–80; < Latin ēmīgrātus moved away (past participle of ēmīgrāre), equivalent to ē- e- + mīgrātus (mīgr- remove + ātus -ate1)

emigrative, adjective
reemigrate, verb (used without object), reemigrated, reemigrating.
unemigrating, adjective

emigrate, immigrate, migrate (see synonym study at migrate).

See migrate.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To emigrate
World English Dictionary
emigrate (ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪt)
(intr) Compare immigrate to leave one place or country, esp one's native country, in order to settle in another
[C18: from Latin ēmīgrāre, from mīgrāre to depart, migrate]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1778, from L. emigrat-, pp. stem of emigrare (see emigration). Related: Emigrated; emigrating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
For this purpose a mere bare permission to emigrate into the country will not
Disillusion with what the country of their birth had inflicted on their
  livelihoods, my parents eventually chose to emigrate.
To have the freedom to emigrate anywhere and restrict the freedom of those who
  chose to enter the country.
It was then that many of his generals, soldiers, and supporters felt it prudent
  to emigrate.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature