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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
(Definition of migrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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