relocate

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re- +‎ locate

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relocate (third-person singular simple present relocates, present participle relocating, simple past and past participle relocated)

  1. (transitive) to move (something) from one place to another.
    We had to relocate the magazine rack because we bruised our shins on it too frequently when it was near the door.
    • 2022 March 23, Paul Bigland, “HS2 is just 'passing through'”, in RAIL, number 953, page 45:
      HS2 will pass in a deep cutting, right through a busy road junction which has to be relocated.
  2. (intransitive) to change one's domicile or place of business.
    Alfred relocated to Colorado Springs to take advantage of the boom in the defense industry.
    • 2020 May 6, Jim Steer, “Full Business Case offers fresh insight into HS2's prospects”, in RAIL, page 50:
      On 'prosperity re-distribution', it ignores the prospect that businesses may relocate to be near HS2 stations. So never mind the observable phenomenon of major businesses relocating to Birmingham, with a veritable rash of private sector investment.

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