Emigrate vs. Immigrate

Emigrate vs. Immigrate

Emigrate and immigrate have nearly the same sound but entirely different meanings. Let's take a look:

Emigrate (verb) refers to the act of leaving one place in order to live elsewhere (in a new place). 2. (noun) [emigration]

Let's view some examples:

1. "The victims of war emigrated by the thousands into a new, safe land."

2. "My ancestors emigrated from Europe to The United States of America."

3. "The emigration of birds from cold climates to warmer ones is fascinating to me."

Immigrate (verb) refers to the act of entering a country to live there.

2. (noun) [immigration] the process of entering a new land;

3. (noun) [immigrants] those who are entering a new land

1. "Mother told me that we must immigrate to a new country for freedom."

2. "Immigration policies are getting stricter in the United States."

3. "Immigrants must endure a lengthy process of attaining citizenship in a new country."

*Tip/Hint: Emigrate means to leave or go away from, and immigrate means to enter or come into.

Let's use both emigrate and immigrate together in a sentence.

"As new immigrants arrived in their new land, even more of their friends began emigrating from their old homeland as well. Soon, all would be reunited."

Circle the Correct Answer:

1. Some believe that emigrate / immigrants should have the same rights as other citizens.

2. Ecologists study immigration / emigration patterns in the wilderness.

3. Emigration / Immigration laws are a touchy political concern for many.

Answers: immigrants, emigration, immigration

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