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 for immigrate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Immigrate \Im"mi*grate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immigrated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Immigrating.] [L. immigrare, immigratum, to
     immigrate; pref. im- in + migrare to migrate. See Migrate.]
     To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the
     purpose of permanent residence. See Emigrate.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  immigrate
      v 1: migrate to a new environment; "only few plants can
           immigrate to the island"
      2: introduce or send as immigrants; "Britain immigrated many
         colonists to America"
      3: come into a new country and change residency; "Many people
         immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century" [ant:
         emigrate]

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