Immigrate vs Expatriate - What's the difference?

immigrate | expatriate |


In lang=en terms the difference between immigrate and expatriate

is that immigrate is to move into a country from another one to stay permanently while expatriate is to renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.

As verbs the difference between immigrate and expatriate

is that immigrate is to move into a country from another one to stay permanently while expatriate is to banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.

As an adjective expatriate is

of, or relating to, people who are expatriates.

As a noun expatriate is

one who lives outside one’s own country.

immigrate

English

Verb

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

    * emigrate

    Derived terms

    * immigrant * immigration

    expatriate

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, or relating to, people who are expatriates.
  • * an expatriate mailing list
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who lives outside one’s own country.
  • One who has been banished from one’s own country.
  • Synonyms

    * * outland

    Derived terms

    * expat * rex-pat, rex-patriate

    See also

    * immigrant * emigrant

    Verb

    (expatriat)
  • To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
  • To withdraw from one’s native country.
  • To renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.