Meaning of MIGRATE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ maɪgreɪt, AM maɪgreɪt ]

( migrates, migrating, migrated)


If people migrate , they move from one place to another, especially in order to find work or to live somewhere for a short time.

People migrate to cities like Jakarta in search of work...

Farmers have learned that they have to migrate if they want to survive.

VERB : V prep / adv , V

• mi‧gra‧tion


...the migration of Soviet Jews to Israel.



When birds, fish, or animals migrate , they move at a particular season from one part of the world or from one part of a country to another, usually in order to breed or to find new feeding grounds.

Most birds have to fly long distances to migrate.

...a dam system that kills the fish as they migrate from streams to the ocean.

VERB : V , V prep / adv

• mi‧gra‧tion

...the migration of animals in the Serengeti.


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