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emigrateverb [I]

uk   /ˈem.ɪ.ɡreɪt/ us   /ˈem.ə.ɡreɪt/
to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one: Millions of Germans emigrated from Europe to America in the 19th century. Thousands of Britons emigrate every year.
emigration
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌem.ɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌem.əˈɡreɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of emigrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emigrate" in American English

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emigrateverb [I]

us   /ˈem·əˌɡreɪt/
social studies to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one: Millions of Germans emigrated from Europe in the nineteenth century.
emigration
noun [C/U] us   /ˌem·əˈɡreɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of emigrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"emigrate" in Business English

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emigrateverb [I]

uk   /ˈemɪɡreɪt/ us  
to leave your country in order to live permanently in another country: Opportunities to emigrate to the United States have been severely cut back by tightened immigration rules and border controls. The corporation was founded with $750 by two brothers who emigrated from Mexico.
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Translations of “emigrate”
in Korean 이민을떠나다…
in Arabic يُهاجِر…
in Malaysian hijrah…
in French émigrer…
in Russian эмигрировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 移居外國, 移民…
in Italian emigrare…
in Turkish göç etmek…
in Polish emigrować…
in Spanish emigrar…
in Vietnamese di cư…
in Portuguese emigrar…
in Thai อพยพ…
in German auswandern…
in Catalan emigrar…
in Japanese ~が(他国に)移民する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移居外国, 移民…
in Indonesian beremigrasi…
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