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[ree-loh-keyt, ree-loh-keyt] /riˈloʊ keɪt, ˌri loʊˈkeɪt/
verb (used with object), relocated, relocating.
to move (a building, company, etc.) to a different location:
plans to relocate the firm to Houston.
verb (used without object), relocated, relocating.
to change one's residence or place of business; move:
Next year we may relocate to Denver.
Origin of relocate
1825-35, Americanism; re- + locate
Related forms
relocation, noun Unabridged
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  • Again the orange sphere halted, as if trying to relocate its victim.

    The Whispering Spheres Russell Robert Winterbotham
  • All the boys went out West in an endeavor to relocate this claim.

    Dave Porter and His Double Edward Stratemeyer
  • A Chinese refused to lease land where the Japanese wished to relocate their railway station.

  • Still, it's quite likely that a friend of mine will relocate your old claim a little ahead of them.

    Delilah of the Snows Harold Bindloss
  • If I relocate the mine I am to receive twenty thousand in cash and ten per cent.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for relocate


to move or be moved to a new place, esp (of an employee, a business, etc) to a new area or place of employment
(intransitive) (of an employee, a business, etc) to move for reasons of business to a new area or place of employment
Derived Forms
relocation, noun
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Word Origin and History for relocate

1822, transitive, "to move (something, originally a road) to another place," from re- "back, again" + locate (v.). Intransitive sense of "settle again" is from 1841. Related: Relocated; relocating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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