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Synonyms for migrate
ˈmaɪ greɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. migrate, transmigrate(verb)

    move from one country or region to another and settle there

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

    transmigrate, reincarnate

  2. migrate(verb)

    move periodically or seasonally

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


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. migrate

    To migrate is to change one's dwelling-place, usually with the idea of repeated change, or of periodical return; it applies to wandering tribes of men, and to many birds and animals. Emigrate and immigrate carry the idea of a permanent change of residence to some other country or some distant region; the two words are used distinctively of human beings, and apply to the same person and the same act, according to the side from which the action is viewed.

    emigrate, immigrate

    A person emigrates from the land he leaves, and immigrates to the land where he takes up his abode.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. migrate(v. n.)

    change residence (from one country to another)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    migrated, migrating, emigrate, migrates, migration, immigrate, move

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How to use migrate in a sentence?

  1. Veryan Khan:

    FromAl Qaeda in the Arabian PeninsulatoJabhat al-Nusra toAnsar al-Sharia in LibyatoJaysh al-Islam, the rate of membership escalation for each discrete channelis staggering, within a week's time, one single Islamic State channel went from 5,000 members to well over 10,000 members. Though it is unclear if what is commonly referred to as ‘ the ISIS fan club ’ will migrate toTelegram, what is clear is that the hard core disseminators already have.

  2. Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal:

    In Peru the biggest driver of deforestation is migratory agriculture, mostly poor people who migrate from the Andes to the Amazon. Illegal mining is also a big problem, the decree will affect everything related to land use ... I hope it will take effect in no more than two weeks.

  3. Trinh Nguyen:

    Given the wage pressures and declining working age population, the negotiating power of rural workers that are willing to migrate is getting better.

  4. Stephanie Leutert:

    Climate change is reducing( crop) yields, it's like a tax. It's making things harder for people and industries that rely on weather stability. Sometimes climate change can push United States over the edge and make it impossible( to survive). We see that with the coffee industry. That last added cost is making the business model unsustainable -- and pushing United States to migrate.

  5. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey:

    We anticipate the industry trends impacting advertising will be slightly larger than previously expected, as both advertising and viewership continues to migrate to digital platforms.

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