- Language Note, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||immigrates, immigrating, immigrated
||to come to live permanently in a country where one was not born.
My parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico.
- similar words:
- emigrate, migrate
are verbs that are related and that sound almost alike. Immigrate
means to come to live in a country where one was not born. Emigrate
means to leave one country to settle in another. Andrea immigrated to the United States from Bosnia. Her family emigrated because of the war.