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    Using the Right Word: immigrate (to), emigrate (from)

    Monday, March 08, 2010

    Immigrate means "to come into a new country to reside here." Emigrate means "to leave one country to live in another."

    Her family emigrated from Nigeria in 1987.
    Knowing English made it easy for her to immigrate to the United States.

    (From Write for Business, page 232, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 44)