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.
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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]

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Word Origin & History

1778, from L. emigrat-, pp. stem of emigrare (see emigration). Related: Emigrated; emigrating.
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Example sentences
Humans would have exhibited polymorphism on this locus before they emigrated.
Tells about the awful smell of the city during a heat-wave when writer's family
  visits, twelve years after they have emigrated.
They helped make sense of the world as he and his family emigrated from one
  superpower to the other.
If he does, he would be following other members of his family who have already
  emigrated for the same reason.
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