Meaning of “migrate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] uk /maɪˈɡreɪt/ us /ˈmaɪɡreɪt/

When birds, fish, or animals migrate, they travel from one place to another at the same time each year:

Many birds migrate from Europe to African forests for the winter.

When people migrate, they move to another place, often a different country, in order to find work and a better life:

Between 1900 and 1914, 3.1 million people migrated to the US from central Europe.
migration noun [ C, U ] us uk /maɪˈɡreɪʃən/

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