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’
    • ‘The new agency was given a limited three-year mandate to help resettle 1.2 million European refugees left homeless by the global conflict.’
    • ‘If we can ensure that people are resettled properly and do not return to prison, that is a good outcome.’
    • ‘The construction of 600 homes will help as many as 5,000 refugees to resettle in the area.’
    • ‘In August the government said it intended to resettle peasants on 800 farms before the start of the rainy season in November.’
    • ‘They are angry that the government has used the disaster to ban people from resettling within 200 metres of the seashore.’
    • ‘There are already diplomatic discussions underway about where to resettle the environmental refugees.’
    • ‘All in all about 100 000 refugees are resettled worldwide each year.’
    • ‘Almost all refugees face similar hurdles, said those who resettle the new immigrants.’
    • ‘Medical screening is but a small part of the effort that must be made to resettle the refugees.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Governments have attempted to forcibly settle and resettle Roma, often with little success and negative results.’
    • ‘The two women were waiting to be resettled in a third country as they were considered to be in danger.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A large number of those who migrated across the new border to India were resettled in Delhi.’
    • ‘We'll look at efforts to help thousands of refugees resettle as they make the long journey back home.’
    • ‘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?’’
    • ‘Literature relating to mental health issues of refugees resettled in western countries is more limited.’
    • ‘The government is buying farms on which farmers are resettled in sub-divided camps.’
    • ‘A UN programme aims to resettle 500 refugees a year in the UK.’
    • ‘Since August 1999, it has assisted 429 women and girls, repatriating most and helping one to resettle in a third country.’
    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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