Relocate vs Immigrate - What's the difference?

relocate | immigrate |


In lang=en terms the difference between relocate and immigrate

is that relocate is to change one's domicile or place of business while immigrate is to move into a country from another one to stay permanently.

As verbs the difference between relocate and immigrate

is that relocate is to move (something) from one place to another while immigrate is to move into a country from another one to stay permanently.

relocate

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • to move (something) from one place to another.
  • We had to relocate the magazine rack because we bruised our shins on it too frequently when it was near the door.
  • to change one's domicile or place of business.
  • Alfred relocated to Colorado Springs to take advantage of the boom in the defense industry.

    immigrate

    English

    Verb

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

    * emigrate

    Derived terms

    * immigrant * immigration