migrate

migrate mi‧grate [maɪˈgreɪt ǁ ˈmaɪgreɪt] verb [intransitive]
to go to another area or country, especially in order to find work:

• In the years ahead, tens of thousands of workers looking for high-paid, technical jobs could migrate abroad.

— migratory adjective :

migratory workers who follow seasonal jobs

— compare emigrate, immigrate

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migrate UK US /maɪˈgreɪt/ US  /ˈmaɪgreɪt/ verb
[I] ECONOMICS to travel to a new place or country, usually in order to find work and live there temporarily or permanently: migrate to »

Mexican farm workers migrate to the US each year to find work at harvest time.

[I] to move from one place to another: »

Trade is migrating from local stores to the larger out-of-town hypermarkets.

[I or T] IT to begin, or to make someone begin, using a new computer system: »

Migrating to the new version of Windows shouldn't cause you any problems.

[T] to move software or hardware from one computer system to another: »

Migrating software can be a tricky and costly undertaking.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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