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Meaning of immigrate

im•mi•grate

Pronunciation: (im'i-grāt"), [key]
— v., -grat•ed, -grat•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence.
  2. to pass or come into a new habitat or place, as an organism.
—v.t.
  1. to introduce as settlers: to immigrate cheap labor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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