Definition of resettle in English:



  • Settle or cause to settle in a different place.

    [with object] ‘they offered to resettle 300,000 refugees’
    [no object] ‘144,000 East Germans had resettled in West Germany’
    • ‘A large number of those who migrated across the new border to India were resettled in Delhi.’
    • ‘The government is buying farms on which farmers are resettled in sub-divided camps.’
    • ‘The construction of 600 homes will help as many as 5,000 refugees to resettle in the area.’
    • ‘Most camp residents ask: ‘Is it possible that a government that has failed to even provide tents will resettle us in new houses and provide us jobs?’’
    • ‘The rights of refugees to find safe refuge in another state - with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country - fall on the universal claim of need.’
    • ‘Since August 1999, it has assisted 429 women and girls, repatriating most and helping one to resettle in a third country.’
    • ‘The two women were waiting to be resettled in a third country as they were considered to be in danger.’
    • ‘Governments have attempted to forcibly settle and resettle Roma, often with little success and negative results.’
    • ‘A UN programme aims to resettle 500 refugees a year in the UK.’
    • ‘In August the government said it intended to resettle peasants on 800 farms before the start of the rainy season in November.’
    • ‘Literature relating to mental health issues of refugees resettled in western countries is more limited.’
    • ‘If we can ensure that people are resettled properly and do not return to prison, that is a good outcome.’
    • ‘We'll look at efforts to help thousands of refugees resettle as they make the long journey back home.’
    • ‘Almost all refugees face similar hurdles, said those who resettle the new immigrants.’
    • ‘The new agency was given a limited three-year mandate to help resettle 1.2 million European refugees left homeless by the global conflict.’
    • ‘They are angry that the government has used the disaster to ban people from resettling within 200 metres of the seashore.’
    • ‘Medical screening is but a small part of the effort that must be made to resettle the refugees.’
    • ‘There are already diplomatic discussions underway about where to resettle the environmental refugees.’
    • ‘Today, such a claim would be considered frivolous under the Firm Resettlement Law, which renders claims of asylum irrelevant for aliens who resettle in a third country.’
    • ‘All in all about 100 000 refugees are resettled worldwide each year.’
    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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