Emigrate vs. Immigrate

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The words emigrate and immigrate are often used synonymously but there is a subtle difference between the two.

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Definition To "emigrate" means to leave one country or region to settle in another. To "immigrate" means to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence.

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To emigrate means to leave one country or region to settle in another; or to migrate away from ones native place.

To immigrate means to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence.

Therefore, the difference between emigrate and immigrate relates to the point of view of which country is the country of origin and which is the destination country. You emigrate from one country and immigrate to another country.

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For example, if the Polenskis leave Poland and resettle in Canada, all of these statements will be valid.

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January 30, 2014, 5:58pm

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