Definition of relocate in English:



  • Move to a new place and establish one's home or business there.

    ‘sixty workers could face redundancy because the firm is relocating’
    [with object] ‘distribution staff will be relocated to Holland’
    • ‘Currently housed in the Civic Centre, the gallery is relocating to the former Sully's Emporium on the main drag Argent Street.’
    • ‘If we don't, companies hardest hit by the downturn may go out of business or relocate out of Singapore.’
    • ‘That said, the band will be making its big move when they relocate to Toronto for the summer.’
    • ‘Up to 1,000 skilled personnel have relocated along the South Coast in the move.’
    • ‘I've never had to uproot my wife and uproot my life and relocate just for safe living conditions.’
    • ‘There will be huge finances needed to relocate and rehabilitate the fishermen living inside the lake.’
    • ‘Just because major businesses have relocated to Sandton does not mean that the inner city no longer exists.’
    • ‘Following her divorce, a mother has to relocate with her daughter to a dingy apartment block with a worrying stain on the ceiling.’
    • ‘The poor state of roads has already forced some industries to threaten relocating outside the State.’
    • ‘Corporate service staff are being forced to relocate to Orange under the plan.’
    • ‘But now he is not so sure whether relocating to the US was a good career move.’
    • ‘Part of the problem is that firms are relocating overseas.’
    • ‘Relocation costs are the costs incurred every time a firm relocates.’
    • ‘But as filmmaker Samir finds, many of the Iraqi Jews had trouble relocating and fitting in to Israeli society.’
    • ‘The decision to relocate from London was typical of his business philosophy.’
    • ‘It also cut a tax incentive aimed at new graduates relocating to remote regions.’
    • ‘Oftentimes, one partner may envision selling the house, moving out of state, or relocating to a warm climate.’
    • ‘This time, in an almost seamless transition, the depot is relocating to the Dominion Shell station at the corner of Fifth and Princess.’
    • ‘You see, my dad, who works in the military, just got a new assignment and we had to relocate.’
    • ‘Hunt said businesses are likely to relocate to the suburbs with greater frequency in the near future.’
    move, convey, shift, remove, take, carry, fetch, lift, bring, bear, conduct, send, pass on, transport, relay, change, relocate, resettle, transplant, uproot
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