migrate, emigrate, immigrate

Published by: sam re on 17th Jan 2015 | View all blogs by sam re
migrate:  means to make such a move either once or repeatedly;  it is applied to both people and animals:

-The family migrated from Ireland to the United States.

- Ducks migrate every fall


emigrate:  used of persons only,  generally means to leave one's native country and take up permanent residence in another:

-Many people had to emigrate from Europe during the Nazi period.

-Each year many people emigrate from Europe.

immigrate:  used of persons only,  generally means to enter and settle in a country that is not one's own:

-They decided to immigrate to Australia.

-After the discovery of America, many people immigrated (went into America) in search of a better life.

 

Comments

6 Comments

  • abdelghader fall
    by abdelghader fall 3 years ago
    thank you ( sam re) for this lesson , it was so usefully
  • sheeba ps
    by sheeba ps 3 years ago
    nice it is
  • Saeid Saber
    by Saeid Saber 3 years ago
    Could you pls tell me what does it mean "take up" here?
    Is that a phrasal verb like which used for plane?
  • sam re
    by sam re 3 years ago
    '' take up'' is a phrasal verb and it simply means ''start a new thing''........
    '' take off'' we use that phrasal verb to mean when the plane departs or leaves the ground..
  • phạm sơn
    by phạm sơn 3 years ago
    nothing
  • William John
    by William John 1 year ago
    You are here with useful information.I learned a lot from your site. I think this is like a cheap essay in price and given very valuable knowledge between the three words that was seen as same.
Please login or sign up to post on this network.
Click here to sign up now.