immigrator

immigrate

[im-i-greyt]
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:
1615–25; < Latin immigrātus (past participle of immigrāre to move into). See im-1, migrate

immigrator, noun
unimmigrating, adjective

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


1. See migrate.
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immigrate (ˈɪmɪˌɡreɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) Compare emigrate to come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle there
2.  (intr) (of an animal or plant) to migrate to a new geographical area
3.  (tr) to introduce or bring in as an immigrant
 
[C17: from Latin immigrāre to go into, from im- + migrāre to move]
 
'immigratory
 
adj
 
'immigrator
 
n

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immigrate
1620s, from L. immigratum, pp. of imigrare "to remove, go into, move in," from in- "in" + migrare "to move" (see migration).
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