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    Default immigrate vs emigrate

    Hello!

    Would you please tell me the difference between the verbs ''immigrate'' and ''emigrate'' ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: immigrate vs emigrate

    Hi Nathan

    Think of the words "import" and "export"

    "Immigration" refers to people coming into a country whereas "emigration" refers to people leaving a country.

    See:
    immigration - definition of immigration by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
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    emigration - definition of emigration by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Hope this helps
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