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Immigrate   /ˈɪməgrˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. immigrated; pres. part. immigrating)
Migrate to a new environment.
Introduce or send as immigrants.
Come into a new country and change residency.

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"Immigrate" Quotes from Famous Books

... Through all the dark days of the French Revolution, he tried to serve the cause of the proscribed French nobility by perfecting plans for them to colonise on his lands in America. A large number he induced to immigrate, and a vast quantity of the furniture and belongings of these unfortunates was received on board his ships. But before the owners could follow their furniture, the axe had fallen upon ...
— The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees • Mary Caroline Crawford

... from slavers by your armed vessels are transported. I might say returned, since nearly half the Africans carried across the Atlantic are understood to be embarked in this vicinity. The wretched survivors, who are there set at liberty, are immediately seduced to "immigrate" to the West Indies. The business is systematically carried on by black "delegates," sent expressly from the West Indies, where, on arrival, the "immigrants" are sold into slavery for twenty-one years, under conditions ridiculously trivial and wickedly void, ...
— Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments • Various

Words linked to "Immigrate" :   emigrate, migrate, transmigrate, introduce, immigration, come, arrive, bring in, get, immigrant

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