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immigrate (v.)

"to pass into a place as a new inhabitant or resident," especially "to move to a country where one is not a native, for the purpose of settling permanently there," 1620s, from Latin immigratus, past participle of immigrare "to remove, go into, move in," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + migrare "to move" (see migration). Related: Immigrated; immigrating.

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Definitions of immigrate from WordNet

immigrate (v.)
migrate to a new environment;
only few plants can immigrate to the island
immigrate (v.)
introduce or send as immigrants;
Britain immigrated many colonists to America
immigrate (v.)
come into a new country and change residency;
Many people immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century
From wordnet.princeton.edu