Migrate vs. Immigrate vs. Emigrate

Migrate: for humans and animals. It conveys the seasonal or periodical movement. It signifies the actual action of movement from a place to another.

Emigrate: The prefix e- (or ex-) usually means "out of" or "from."

Immigrate: The prefix im- (or in-) often means "in" or "into."

If I migrate from Germany to France, I would emigrate from the point of view of Germany and immigrate from the point of view of France

Therefore, emigrate means "to move out of" and immigrate means "to move into."

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Historian said...

see.. i learnt sth new today :)) thanks :)

Shmal said...

Immigrant! Or should I say Emigrant!

Marvin the Martian said...

It's amazing how many people DON'T know this. Or what "illegal immigrant" means. ;-)

NasEr said...

good stuff

Saed said...

Awesome...

That blew my mind >.>

samer_shu said...

I've been living in the US for 17 years and I just found out the word "emigrate" exists. I was playing "Catch Phrase" a board game where you have a password and you need to give clues on what it means. My word was "Emigrate" and I kept describing people who "Immigrate". We lost that point because immigrate was the incorrect answer.

Yup, I learned that word two weeks ago from a board game

Anonymous said...

wallah ?

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