immigrate vs emigrate

immigrate emigrate


  • 1) intransitive To move into another country to stay there permanently.
  • 2) introduce or send as immigrants
  • 3) migrate to a new environment
  • 4) come into a new country and change residency
  • 5) 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.
  • 6) Synonyms Emigrate, etc. See migrate.
  • 7) To send or introduce as immigrants.
  • 8) To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.
  • 9) To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See emigrate.


  • 1) obsolete Migratory; roving.
  • 2) intransitive To leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere.
  • 3) leave one's country of residence for a new one
  • 4) Synonyms Immigrate, etc. See migrate.
  • 5) Having wandered forth; wandering; roving.
  • 6) 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.
  • 7) To leave one country or region to settle in another.
  • 8) To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.


  • 1) Eventually institutional quality falls so much that the incentive to immigrate is reduced and population flows reach equilibrium.
  • 2) 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:
  • 3) To emigrate is to go from a land to immigrate is to go into it.
  • 4) So-called immigrate rights have to take a second priority as long as our border with Mexico leaks like the Washington press corps.
  • 5) I wonder how many of the "immigrate" run stores also keep the overhead lover by massively cheating on their taxes?
  • 6) I believe that it is nonsense that 40% of Mexicans want to "immigrate" or "emigrate" to the United States.
  • 7) Tom G has used the term "immigrate," and the FM-3 status is a non-immigrant status.
  • 8) Arizona has been in the news a lot these days, and so for this week's job we are calling all senior bankruptcy attorneys who may be looking to "immigrate" there.
  • 9) ‘Following this money, more than 1 million Taiwanese have immigrated to China to live and work.’
  • 10) ‘Moreover, if he were finally deported, he would be permanently barred from immigrating to Australia.’
  • 11) ‘Instead, many Western Samoans seek to immigrate to American Samoa.’
  • 12) ‘Most lived in Germany for at least 10 years before immigrating to Canada, during which time they incorporated German customs and baking into their Christmas celebrations.’
  • 13) ‘She has lived in Durham, North Carolina for six years since immigrating from Mexico City and last December gave birth to her third child, Carlos.’
  • 14) ‘The readership either still lived in Eastern Europe or had immigrated to the United States.’
  • 15) ‘It is also known that many European settlers first lived in Venezuela, only to immigrate to the United States.’
  • 16) ‘If one does not wish to live in Korea, one should immigrate legally.’
  • 17) ‘Imagine you lived in a far-away country and chose to apply to immigrate to our great white chilly north.’
  • 18) ‘Belize is dotted with tiny colonies of Mennonites, most of whom immigrated in the fifties from Canada and Mexico.’
  • 19) ‘I hadn't stepped foot on Haitian soil since I left in 1986 and immigrated to California.’
  • 20) ‘Outcasts and refugees from throughout the world have immigrated to it and flourished as they could have nowhere else.’
  • 21) ‘After you immigrated to America, you spent some time in a yeshiva.’
  • 22) ‘Most farm workers descend from Africans who immigrated to Zimbabwe specifically to work on these farms.’
  • 23) ‘His parents immigrated to the United States in the early 1970s, and he was born in Baton Rouge.’
  • 24) ‘All four of my grandparents legally immigrated to this country from Russia, Poland and France.’
  • 25) ‘My parents immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh and gave birth to me soon after.’
  • 26) ‘Indeed, when they immigrate to developed countries they are often among the most creative and inventive people in their new homes.’
  • 27) ‘In fact, we not only don't recognize the marriages; we don't allow anyone to immigrate who has been part of such a marriage.’
  • 28) ‘A country surely has the right to decide who is permitted to immigrate and become a citizen of that country - that is not the issue.’


  • 1) Afterwards I tried to let them know that we could arrange for the son to emigrate to the States, and that there would be a job for him.
  • 2) He'd been a solicitor's clerk when he decided to emigrate to America.
  • 3) This is like arguing that having laws against murder and rape will only make murderers and rapists emigrate from the country.
  • 4) Only the most horrifying convergence of sheer monster power ever to emigrate from the old world.
  • 5) 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.
  • 6) "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."
  • 7) 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.
  • 8) Many people will still emigrate from a sense of adventure.
  • 9) Also "Briefly Noted" by The New Yorker: "Purging the immigrant novel of all swagger and sentimentality, Tóibín leaves us with a renewed understanding that to emigrate is to become a foreigner in two places at once."
  • 10) You can't "emigrate" from Puerto Rico to New York, though you can move between the two places.
  • 11) Ummm, first of all, apparently you want to "emigrate" not "immigrate," unless you are talking in regard to the US.
  • 12) ‘First, skilled workers are legally emigrating, temporarily or permanently, to rich countries.’
  • 13) ‘She studied with Preobrajenska as a child in Paris, where her parents settled after emigrating from Russia.’
  • 14) ‘Many citizens with higher education were trained abroad and they often emigrate permanently.’
  • 15) ‘Herschel settled in the area after emigrating from Germany.’
  • 16) ‘In his early years, he emigrated to Leeds and after some years married and settled there.’
  • 17) ‘Then his family emigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago.’
  • 18) ‘In 1983, Arnold Schwarzenegger became a US citizen, 14 years after emigrating from Austria.’
  • 19) ‘The brothers were born on the Isle of Man and moved to Manchester in the 1950s, before emigrating to Australia in 1958.’
  • 20) ‘According to a recent survey, fewer Irish people are emigrating to America than at any time for more than 200 years.’
  • 21) ‘He arrived in Chippenham in 1963 at the age of 20, after emigrating from Foggio in Southern Italy.’
  • 22) ‘On emigrating to the US,he was actively involved in sporting organisations in the Big Apple.’
  • 23) ‘Their reasons for emigrating in the first place were mostly economic and the tales of fortunes to be made abroad spurred them on.’
  • 24) ‘They performed from an early age, impressing audiences in the north west before emigrating to Australia in 1958.’
  • 25) ‘For the past five years we have had 150,000 or so more people immigrating each year than emigrating.’
  • 26) ‘Prior to emigrating to England in the 1950s, Martin worked on the family farm.’
  • 27) ‘She added that the couple were originally from Blackburn, but had worked for three years in Manchester before emigrating.’
  • 28) ‘In the late 1800s east European Jews emigrating to the USA brought the bagel with them.’
  • 29) ‘So far as I can ascertain he never returned to Ireland after emigrating in 1873.’
  • 30) ‘Suddenly they moved, telling neighbours they were emigrating to the US.’
  • 31) ‘They collaborated on three plays and a travel book before emigrating to America together in January 1939.’

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