from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native. See Usage Note at migrate.
  • transitive v. To send or introduce as immigrants: Britain immigrated many colonists to the New World.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To move into another country to stay there permanently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See emigrate.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. migrate to a new environment
  • v. come into a new country and change residency
  • v. introduce or send as immigrants


Latin immigrāre, immigrāt-, to go into : in-, in; see in-2 + migrāre, to depart.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin immigratus, past participle of immigro ("remove, move into"). (Wiktionary)


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