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Definition of "emigrate" []

  • To leave one country or region to settle in another. See Usage Note at migrate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To leave one place or country, esp one's native country, in order to settle in another (verb)

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Use "emigrate" in a sentence
  • "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."