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immigrate

[im-i-greyt] /ˈɪm ɪˌgreɪt/
verb (used without object), immigrated, immigrating.
1.
to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence.
2.
to pass or come into a new habitat or place, as an organism.
verb (used with object), immigrated, immigrating.
3.
to introduce as settlers:
to immigrate cheap labor.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin immigrātus (past participle of immigrāre to move into). See im-1, migrate
Related forms
immigrator, noun
unimmigrating, adjective
Can be confused
emigrate, immigrate, migrate (see synonym study at migrate)
Synonym Study
1. See migrate.
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British Dictionary definitions for immigrate

immigrate

/ˈɪmɪˌɡreɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle there Compare emigrate
2.
(intransitive) (of an animal or plant) to migrate to a new geographical area
3.
(transitive) to introduce or bring in as an immigrant
Derived Forms
immigratory, adjective
immigrator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin immigrāre to go into, from im- + migrāre to move
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Word Origin and History for immigrate
v.

1620s, from Latin immigratum, past participle of imigrare "to remove, go into, move in," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + migrare "to move" (see migration). Related: Immigrated; immigrating.

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