Definition of relocate in English:



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

    ‘if you are relocating here from another state’
    [with object] ‘distribution staff will be relocated to Holland’
    • ‘If we don't, companies hardest hit by the downturn may go out of business or relocate out of Singapore.’
    • ‘It also cut a tax incentive aimed at new graduates relocating to remote regions.’
    • ‘This time, in an almost seamless transition, the depot is relocating to the Dominion Shell station at the corner of Fifth and Princess.’
    • ‘That said, the band will be making its big move when they relocate to Toronto for the summer.’
    • ‘But as filmmaker Samir finds, many of the Iraqi Jews had trouble relocating and fitting in to Israeli society.’
    • ‘Relocation costs are the costs incurred every time a firm relocates.’
    • ‘Up to 1,000 skilled personnel have relocated along the South Coast in the move.’
    • ‘The poor state of roads has already forced some industries to threaten relocating outside the State.’
    • ‘Hunt said businesses are likely to relocate to the suburbs with greater frequency in the near future.’
    • ‘Corporate service staff are being forced to relocate to Orange under the plan.’
    • ‘There will be huge finances needed to relocate and rehabilitate the fishermen living inside the lake.’
    • ‘Currently housed in the Civic Centre, the gallery is relocating to the former Sully's Emporium on the main drag Argent Street.’
    • ‘Part of the problem is that firms are relocating overseas.’
    • ‘I've never had to uproot my wife and uproot my life and relocate just for safe living conditions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Oftentimes, one partner may envision selling the house, moving out of state, or relocating to a warm climate.’
    • ‘You see, my dad, who works in the military, just got a new assignment and we had to relocate.’
    • ‘But now he is not so sure whether relocating to the US was a good career move.’
    • ‘The decision to relocate from London was typical of his business philosophy.’
    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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