migrate

migrate [mī′grāt΄]
vi.
migrated, migrating [< L migratus, pp. of migrare, to move from one place to another, change < IE * meigw-, to change location < base * mei-, to change, exchange, wander]
1. to move from one place to another; esp., to leave one's country and settle in another
2. to move from one region to another with the change in seasons, as many birds and some fishes do
3. to move from place to place to harvest seasonal crops
migrator
n.
SYN.- MIGRATE denotes a moving from one region or country to another and may imply, of people, intention to settle in a new land, or, of animals, a periodical movement influenced by climate, food supply, etc.; EMIGRATE and IMMIGRATE are used only of people, EMIGRATE specifically denoting the leaving of a country to settle in another, and IMMIGRATE, the coming into the new country

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