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Migrate, immigrate, emigrate

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Date: May-June 2013
From: Cobblestone(Vol. 34, Issue 5)
Publisher: Cricket Media
Document Type: Brief article; Definition
Length: 82 words
Lexile Measure: 830L

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Migrate means to move around but never permanently settle in one place. It can be used to describe the movement of people and herds of animals. Both immigrate and emigrate are used to describe the movement of people from one place to 6 another. These movements involve crossing over a political boundary and usually are meant to be permanent. People who immigrate arrive at a destination. Emigrate is used to describe departing from a place.

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