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verb as in move to new country

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The Blackwell family emigrated from England in 1832 and eventually settled in Cincinnati.

Fearing Beijing’s increasingly harsh approach to the city, she refinanced her Hong Kong apartment, converted the Hong Kong dollars to foreign currency, and emigrated to Prague earlier this year, joining a growing wave of Hong Kong emigrés.

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Many more have emigrated, and as Britain’s new citizenship pathway for Hong Kongers takes effect at the end of this month, hundreds of thousands more could leave in the coming years.

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Dort grew up in Montreal-North, where his parents settled after emigrating from Haiti, and soccer — not basketball — was his first choice.

Rem Em emigrated from Cambodia in 2002 to help take care of a grandchild with leukemia.

During the Cold War, the West Germans used to pay the East Germans to release political prisoners and allow them to emigrate.

According to The Guardian, in some small communities, youth are handed money to emigrate to richer Norway.

My friend Danny and I had memorized a list of refuseniks—Soviet Jews denied the right to emigrate—to visit.

And the inequality of economic burden is what pushes the most educated of young Israelis to emigrate.

Local politicians have urged gays to emigrate; some are kicked out of school, excommunicated from their families.

What part of the great continent shall our destination be—shall we emigrate to the North or South?

The Marquis d'Esgrignon, though not having to emigrate, was still obliged to conceal himself.

Those who do not dwell in the equatorial countries emigrate every autumn, just as your birds do.

The guardians were authorised to emigrate poor persons, whether in receipt of relief or not.

Forty or fifty night-walkers were sent every week to Bridewell, and numbers were induced to emigrate to the colonies.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to emigrate, such as: depart, migrate, quit, remove, transmigrate, and move abroad.

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