American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native. See Usage Note at migrate.
- v. To send or introduce as immigrants: Britain immigrated many colonists to the New World.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass or come into, as a new habitat or place of residence; especially, to remove into a country of which one is not a native for the purpose of permanent residence; migrate or be conveyed into and settle in another country or region.
- Synonyms Emigrate, etc. See migrate.
- v. intransitive To move into another country to stay there permanently.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See emigrate.
- v. migrate to a new environment
- v. come into a new country and change residency
- v. introduce or send as immigrants
- From Latin immigratus, past participle of immigro ("remove, move into"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin immigrāre, immigrāt-, to go into : in-, in; see in-2 + migrāre, to depart. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Eventually institutional quality falls so much that the incentive to immigrate is reduced and population flows reach equilibrium.”
“The biggest immigration innovation during the 1930s was the use of a loophole in the country of origin quotas to allow professors to immigrate, which is how people like Fermi, Teller, Szilard, and so many others were allowed to enter outside the quotas. eric k Says:”
“To emigrate is to go from a land to immigrate is to go into it.”
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“I believe that it is nonsense that 40% of Mexicans want to "immigrate" or "emigrate" to the United States.”
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“The term 'digital native' was coined by U.S. educationist and thinker Marc Prensky as means to differentiate between people who were born after the world was largely wired by the information technology systems and those who were born earlier, who had to slowly learn their steps and 'immigrate' into the wired world.”
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