Emigrate vs. Immigrate


Emigrate means to leave one country or region to settle in another. A person emigrates from.

Example: In 1900, Nadia’s grandparents emigrated from Russia.


Immigrate means to enter another country and reside there. A person immigrates to.

Example: Many Mexicans immigrate to the U.S. to find work.


Emigrate begins with the letter E, like Exit. When you emigrate, you exit a country.

Immigrate begins with the letter I, like In. When you immigrate, you go into a country.