these words are used frequently. Emigrate means to leave one's country or region to live in a new one. Immigrate means to enter a new country or region and make your home there.
They convey the subtle difference of leaving your native home, emigrate, to enter a new country for permanent residence, immigrate.
You emigrate from an area or country.
You immigrate to an area or country.
Used in a Sentence
All of my ancestors, except one, immigrated to the U.S.A.
My husband's family emigrated from Poland in the early 1900's
emigrate = exit
immigrate = into