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migrate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Computers
migratemi‧grate /maɪˈɡreɪt $ ˈmaɪɡreɪt/ ●○○ AWL verb  1 [intransitive + from/to]TRAVEL if birds or animals migrate, they travel regularly from one part of the world to anothermigratory2 [intransitive + from/to]LEAVE YOUR HOME/COUNTRY if people migrate, they go to live in another area or country, especially in order to find workemigrate3 a) [intransitive, transitive + from/to] to start using a different computer system, or to arrange for people to start using a different computer system b) [transitive + from/to] to move information or software from one computer system to another
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Examples from the Corpus
migrateThe first Americans migrated across the Bering land bridge more than 10,000 years ago.How do birds know when to migrate, and how do they find their way back home?The answers to the second question, of how animals find their way when migrating, can be more various.This means that now he has no need to migrate if he can work his own land.In the wild, they can often be sighted migrating in bevies of a hundred or more birds.But he eventually migrated to Chicago, where he acted in independent films and theater.Where there are areas of high unemployment, workers tend to migrate to other, wealthier parts of the country.More than 2 million ducks migrate to the lake each fall.
From Longman Business Dictionarymigratemi‧grate /maɪˈgreɪtˈmaɪgreɪt/ verb [intransitive] to go to another area or country, especially in order to find workIn the years ahead, tens of thousands of workers looking for high-paid, technical jobs could migrate abroad.migratory adjectivemigratory workers who follow seasonal jobs compare emigrate, immigrate→ See Verb table
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Verb table
migrate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymigrate
he, she, itmigrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymigrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave migrated
he, she, ithas migrated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad migrated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill migrate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have migrated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam migrating
he, she, itis migrating
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you, we, theyare migrating
Past
I, he, she, itwas migrating
you, we, theywere migrating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been migrating
he, she, ithas been migrating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been migrating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be migrating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been migrating
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