American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To leave one country or region to settle in another. See Usage Note at migrate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To quit one country, state, or region and settle in another; remove from one country or region to another for the purpose of residence: as, Europeans emigrate to America; the inhabitants of New England emigrate to the Western States.
- Synonyms Immigrate, etc. See migrate.
- Having wandered forth; wandering; roving.
- v. intransitive To leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
- adj. obsolete Migratory; roving.
- v. leave one's country of residence for a new one
- From Latin emigratus, past participle of emigrare ("to move away, remove, depart from a place"), from e ("out") + migrare ("to move, remove, depart"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ēmigrāre, ēmigrāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + migrāre, to move; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This is like arguing that having laws against murder and rape will only make murderers and rapists emigrate from the country.”
“Only the most horrifying convergence of sheer monster power ever to emigrate from the old world.”
“The country from where most people emigrate is Morocco, which in 2005 had more then 3 million Moroccan citizens registered at the Moroccan consulates abroad.”
“Canada has made it possible for * some* same-sex couples and individual lesbians and gay men to emigrate from the United States to Canada under Bill C-23 and the new Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-27), passed in 2002.”
“I grew up with an awareness of terrorism, because my grandpa did emigrate from a war-torn country, a country which to this day is ripping itself apart through terrorist acts.”
“Many people will still emigrate from a sense of adventure.”
“Also "Briefly Noted" by The New Yorker: "Purging the immigrant novel of all swagger and sentimentality, TÃ³ibÃn leaves us with a renewed understanding that to emigrate is to become a foreigner in two places at once.”
“You can't "emigrate" from Puerto Rico to New York, though you can move between the two places.”
“Ummm, first of all, apparently you want to "emigrate" not "immigrate," unless you are talking in regard to the US.”
“Maybe it could hide in your pocket and "emigrate" to Canada?”
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