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emigrate

em·i·grate

emigrate

 
 
pronunciation:
e m greIt
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: emigrated, emigrates, emigrating
definition: to leave one country or region, usu. the country of origin, in order to settle in another.
Her ancestors emigrated from Ireland during the famine and came to the United States.
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).