Definition of "immigrate" []

  • To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native. See Usage Note at migrate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To send or introduce as immigrants: Britain immigrated many colonists to the New World. (verb-transitive)
  • To come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle there (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of an animal or plant) to migrate to a new geographical area (verb)
  • To introduce or bring in as an immigrant (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "immigrate" in a sentence
  • "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."