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migrate

mi·grate

migrate

 
pronunciation:
maI greIt
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: migrated, migrates, migrating
definition 1: to move from one region into another.
Their ancestors had migrated from the east, finally settling in this small western mining town.
synonyms:
transmigrate
similar words:
emigrate, expatriate, immigrate, move, relocate, transfer
definition 2: to change habitat or location periodically as in response to changes in climate or employment opportunities.
Geese migrate to the south when the weather gets cold.The pickers migrate north to work in the orchards during the harvest season.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
journey, travel
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