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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