immigrate VERB come to live permanently in a foreign country.
DERIVATIVES immigration noun.
ORIGIN Latin immigrare.

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  • immigrate — im‧mi‧grate [ˈɪmgreɪt] verb [intransitive] to come into a country in order to live there permanently: • Born in the Philippines, Celeste immigrated to the United States when she was 15. compare emigrate * * * immigrate UK US /ˈɪmɪgreɪt/ verb [I] …   Financial and business terms

  • Immigrate — Im mi*grate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Immigrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Immigrating}.] [L. immigrare, immigratum, to immigrate; pref. im in + migrare to migrate. See {Migrate}.] To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immigrate — v. To move to a foreign country with the intention of living there permanently. n. immigration The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • immigrate — (v.) 1620s, from L. immigratum, pp. of imigrare to remove, go into, move in, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + migrare to move (see MIGRATION (Cf. migration)). Related: Immigrated; immigrating …   Etymology dictionary

  • immigrate — emigrate (see under EMIGRANT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • immigrate — [v] enter a foreign area intending to live there arrive, colonize, come in, go in, migrate, settle; concept 159 Ant. emigrate, stay …   New thesaurus

  • immigrate — [im′ə grāt΄] vi. immigrated, immigrating [< L immigratus, pp. of immigrare, to go or remove into: see IN 1 & MIGRATE] to come into a new country, region, or environment, esp. in order to settle there: opposed to EMIGRATE vt. to bring in as an… …   English World dictionary

  • immigrate — v. (D; intr.) to immigrate from; into, to (to immigrate into a country) * * * [ ɪmɪgreɪt] into. to (to immigrate into a country) (D; intr.) to immigrate from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • immigrate — UK [ˈɪmɪˌɡreɪt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms immigrate : present tense I/you/we/they immigrate he/she/it immigrates present participle immigrating past tense immigrated past participle immigrated to come into a country because you want to… …   English dictionary

  • immigrate — immigrator, n. /im i grayt /, v., immigrated, immigrating. v.i. 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. v.t. 3. to introduce as… …   Universalium

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