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migrate from (some place or sth) to (some place or sth else)
1. To relocate from a particular location or region to a different one, especially temporarily as based on the seasons. (Sometimes only used as "migrate from (some place)" or "migrate to (some place)," rather than using the whole phrase.) This part of Florida is notoriously full of retired couples who migrate from the colder states to our always-sunny beaches during the winter. It's the first time a team has been able to observe the whales' full route as they migrate from warmer regions to the cooler water in the north Atlantic during the summer.
2. To stop using a particular platform, service, business model, operating system, etc., and adopt a different one. Please ensure all employees have migrated from the previous operating system version to the new one to avoid any security breaches. Our smartphone app is migrating from a once-off, single-payment model to a free-to-play model with microtransactions.
migrate between (some place or sth) and (some place or sth else)
To alternate residence between two different locations or regions, especially temporarily (perhaps based on the weather or seasons). We migrate between London and Lisbon, depending on the time of year. We were finally able to observe the whales migrating between the cooler water in the north Atlantic and the warmer water near the equator.
migrate between some place and some place else
to change residence from one place to another, perhaps repeatedly. These birds migrate between the north and the south. They migrate between their cottage in the North in the summer and their condo in Florida in the winter.
migrate (from some place) (to some place)
[for a population] to move from some place to another. The birds all migrate from Europe to Africa. They migrate to Canada from South America.