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What is the difference between emigrate and immigrate?

Asked by R. Jones on Jun 07, 2019

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C. Bernthal

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C. Bernthal
Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered on Aug 29, 2019

People often use these terms interchangeably because they think the terms are similar. However, this is not the case. “Emigrate” is not the same as “immigrate.” Emirate means to leave the country in which one lives, especially someone’s native country to settle down somewhere else.

For instance, a man living in Canada can emigrate from Canada to the United Kingdom. Immigrate, on the other hands, means the process of moving into a country from another one to stay permanently. For instance, a man living in India can immigrate to Canada. Hope you find this information helpful.

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F. Ray

F. Ray
Student, Kansas City

Answered on Jul 04, 2019

Some people may assume that emigrate and immigrate are the same but these are different from each other. When you say emigrate, this means that you are going to leave your place to live in a new place for a certain period of time. This may be for work or for other personal reasons.

When you say immigrate, this means that you are going to live your own country and live in another country for good. Take note that a lot of people usually interchange the two because they are similar to each other. You can look at the first letter of the word so that you know exactly what the word means before you start using it in a sentence.

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