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emigrate

em·i·grate

emigrate

 
pronunciation:
e m greIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: emigrated, emigrates, emigrating
definition: to leave one country or region in order to settle in another.
Her parents emigrated from Germany to escape from the Nazis.
derivation: emigrative (adj.)
Word Parts
The word emigrate contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).