Emigrate vs Immigrate - What's the difference?

emigrate | immigrate | Antonyms |

Immigrate is an antonym of emigrate.

Emigrate is an antonym of immigrate.


As verbs the difference between emigrate and immigrate

is that emigrate is to leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere while immigrate is to move into a country from another one to stay permanently.

emigrate

English

Verb

(emigrat)
  • To leave the country in which one lives, especially one's native country, in order to reside elsewhere.
  • * Macaulay
  • Forced to emigrate in a body to America.
  • * J. H. Newman
  • They [the Huns] were emigrating from Tartary into Europe in the time of the Goths.

    Antonyms

    * immigrate

    immigrate

    English

    Verb

    (immigrat)
  • To move into a country from another one to stay permanently.
  • Antonyms

    * emigrate

    Derived terms

    * immigrant * immigration