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migrate

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Definition move from one place to another — sometimes seasonally
  • The birds migrate in the Winter.
migrate = move from one place to another
  • Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century
  • migrated = moved
  • The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting
  • The population of Ireland dropped 20 to 25 percent during The Irish Potato  famine in the mid-19th century. Population dropped due to disease, starvation, and migration.
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • People he talked to told a familiar story, like stories he'd heard from peasants who had migrated to the slums of Port-au-Prince.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • migrated = moved from one place to another
  • By this time the kisses had migrated from behind my ear to my neck.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • migrated = moved (from one place to another)
  • Word spread from Maryland to the farms of Virginia and the Carolinas, and as part of what would become known as the Great Migration, black families flocked from the South to Turner Station—the Promised Land.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • migration = to move from one place to another
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He said the Cunninghams hadn't taken anything from or off of anybody since they migrated to the New World.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • migrated = moved from another place
  • Our circus doesn't migrate.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • migrate = moved from one place to another
  • As millions migrated north to factory jobs, the communities that sprouted up around those factories were vibrant but fragile: When the factories shut their doors, the people left behind were trapped in towns and cities that could no longer support such large populations with high-quality work.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • migrated = moved
  • The newspaper guy had migrated back to his spot in front of the drugstore, although he was packing his things.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • migrated = moved (from one place to another)
  • A whale migrates but it doesn't have a home.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • migrates = moves from one place to another
  • Perhaps it was only migrating, or had been chased out of its own region by some bird of prey.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • migrating = moving from one place to another
  • In shifts, lots, batches, mixed in with other families, they migrated, in six months and four journeys, to Kentucky, where there were mines and millwork.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • migrated = moved from one place to another
  • He needs to be there by 7:30 for the return migration of the Bluebird.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The migration paralleled the white flight from other old residential neighborhoods close to downtown Atlanta.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • migration = movement from one place to another
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She thought she saw him ten minutes later, but it was only a migrating sparrow.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • They want to migrate.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • migrate = move from one place to another
  • I graduated from New Haven in 1915, just a quarter of a century after my father, and a little later I participated in that delayed Teutonic migration known as the Great War.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • migration = movement from one place to another
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • A Harvard University study showed that 85 percent of all immigrant children who eventually end up in the United States spent at least some time separated from a parent in the course of migrating to the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
migrating = moving from one place to another

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