Distinctions between three often confused terms.
emigrate: to leave one's country or region to settle in another
(Each year many people emigrate from Europe.)
immigrate: to enter and settle in a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence
(There are many reasons to immigrate to the United States.)
migrate: to go from one country, region, or place to another, especially periodically
(Rural populations have migrated to urban areas.)
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