Emigrate, Immigrate, Migrate

Most of the time we get confused: whether to use immigrate or emigrate, or just simply use the word migrate. Now we have Mind Tricks to remember the usages of these words.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Immigrate (V)
Meaning:
  • to come and live permanently in a country after leaving your own country
  • to come to a country to live there
Usages:
  1. My grandson immigrated to India.
  2. European Jews are immigrating to Israel.
  3. For better life, our parents immigrated to Britain.

Emigrate (V)
Meaning:
  • to leave your country to go and live permanently in another country
  • to leave a country or region to live elsewhere
Usages:
  1. The mass emigration of people from poor country.
  2. I want to emigrate from my country.

Migrate (V)
Meaning:
  • to move from place to another
  • to move from one town, country to live or work in another
Usages:
  1. Birds migrate according to season.
  2. Owing to dearth of forest, wild animals are migrating towards town.

Visual Words

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Mind Tricks:
Immigrate and Emigrate has the same root- migrate. Migrate means to move from one place to another; it does not mean to settle down in a place. 
The word Immigrate origins from Im(in)+ migrate; im means in and migrate means to move. When you go in a country to settle down there: you immigrate. The same way, Emigrate from E(ex) + migrate; e for ex means exit and migrate means to move. When you exit your county to settle down in another country, you emigrate to there.
In short,
Prefix E stands for Exit in Emigrate. 
Prefix Im stands for In or come in in Immigrate. 
"I emigrated from India and immigrated to Russia."

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