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MIGRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does migrate mean? 

MIGRATE (verb)
  The verb MIGRATE has 2 senses:

1. move from one country or region to another and settle there
2. move periodically or seasonally

  Familiarity information: MIGRATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIGRATE (verb)


Sense 1migrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move from one country or region to another and settle there

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

migrate; transmigrate

Context examples:

Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century / This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries

Hypernyms (to "migrate" is one way to...):

move (change residence, affiliation, or place of employment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "migrate"):

immigrate (come into a new country and change residency)

immigrate (migrate to a new environment)

emigrate (leave one's country of residence for a new one)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2migrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move periodically or seasonally

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

birds migrate in the Winter / The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting

Hypernyms (to "migrate" is one way to...):

move (change residence, affiliation, or place of employment)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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