Meaning of “migrate” in the English Dictionary

"migrate" in British English

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migrateverb

uk /maɪˈɡreɪt/ us /ˈmaɪ.ɡreɪt/

migrate verb (TRAVEL/MOVE)

[ I ] When an animal migrates, it travels to a different place, usually when the season changes:

These animals migrate annually in search of food.
In September, these birds migrate 2,000 miles south to a warmer climate.

[ I ] If people migrate, they travel in large numbers to a new place to live temporarily:

Mexican farm workers migrate into the US each year to find work at harvest time.

[ I ] to move from one place to another:

Trade has migrated from local shops to the larger chain stores.
migration
noun [ C or U ] uk /maɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ us /maɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/

C1

There was a mass migration of poverty-struck farmers into the cities.
migratory
adjective uk /ˈmaɪ.ɡrə.tər.i/ /maɪˈɡreɪ.tər.i/ us /ˈmaɪ.ɡrə.tɔːr.i/

migratory birds

(Definition of “migrate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"migrate" in American English

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migrateverb [ I ]

us /ˈmɑɪ·ɡreɪt, mɑɪˈɡreɪt/

social studies to move from one country or region to another, often temporarily:

Farm workers migrate at harvest time.
In September these birds migrate south.
migrant
noun [ C ] us /ˈmɑɪ·ɡrənt/

migrant workers

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"migrate" in Business English

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migrateverb

uk /maɪˈɡreɪt/ us /ˈmaɪɡreɪt/

[ I ] ECONOMICS to travel to a new place or country, usually in order to find work and live there temporarily or permanently:

migrate to Mexican farm workers migrate to the US each year to find work at harvest time.

[ I ] to move from one place to another:

Trade is migrating from local stores to the larger out-of-town hypermarkets.

[ I or T ] IT to begin, or to make someone begin, using a new computer system:

Migrating to the new version of Windows shouldn't cause you any problems.

[ T ] to move software or hardware from one computer system to another:

Migrating software can be a tricky and costly undertaking.

(Definition of “migrate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)