Definition of relocate in US English:

relocate

verb

[no object]
  • Move to a new place and establish one's home or business there.

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

Pronunciation