Meaning of MIGRATE in English

[ mʌɪ'greɪt , 'mʌɪgreɪt ]

■ verb

1》 (of an animal) move from one habitat to another according to the seasons.

2》 (of a person) move to a new area in order to find work.

3》 move from one part of something to another.

↘ Computing transfer or cause to transfer from one system to another.


migration -'greɪʃ(ə)n noun

migrational adjective

migrator noun

migratory 'mʌɪgrət(ə)ri , mʌɪ'greɪt(ə)ri adjective


C17: from L. migrat- , migrare 'move, shift'.

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