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
1770–80; < 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.
Example Sentences for reemigrate
Many civil war refugees were allowed to reemigrate to greece.
British Dictionary definitions for reemigrate
emigrate (ˈɛmɪˌɡreɪt)
 
vb
(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]
 
'emigratory
 
adj

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Word Origin and History for reemigrate
emigrate
1778, from L. emigrat-, pp. stem of emigrare (see emigration). Related: Emigrated; emigrating.
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