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re- +‎ locate


  • IPA(key): /ˌɹiːləʊˈkeɪt/, /ˌɹiːləˈkeɪt/


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.
  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.