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emigrate

[em-i-greyt] /ˈɛm ɪˌgreɪt/
verb (used without object), emigrated, emigrating.
1.
to leave one country or region to settle in another; migrate:
to emigrate from Ireland to Australia.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Latin ēmīgrātus moved away (past participle of ēmīgrāre), equivalent to ē- e- + mīgrātus (mīgr- remove + ātus -ate1)
Related forms
emigrative, adjective
reemigrate, verb (used without object), reemigrated, reemigrating.
unemigrating, adjective
Can be confused
emigrate, immigrate, migrate (see synonym study at migrate)
Synonym Study
See migrate.
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Examples for emigrating
  • Sending money home is often a motive for emigrating, so that migrants remit money even in lean times.
  • The grant is also payable at any age if emigrating permanently.
British Dictionary definitions for emigrating

emigrate

/ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to leave one place or country, esp one's native country, in order to settle in another Compare immigrate
Derived Forms
emigratory, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ēmīgrāre, from mīgrāre to depart, migrate
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Word Origin and History for emigrating

emigrate

v.

1778, a back-formation from emigration, or else from Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare (see emigration). Related: Emigrated; emigrating.

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