relocate

relocate
relocate re‧lo‧cate [ˌriːləʊˈkeɪt ǁ riːˈloʊkeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive]
if a company or worker relocates or is relocated, they move to a different place:

• Many workers are unwilling to relocate.

relocate (something/​somebody) to something

• The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Iowa.

— relocation noun [countable, uncountable] :

• Half the workers will be offered relocation, and the remaining jobs will be eliminated.

• Profits fell 18% following the company's restructuring and office relocations.

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relocate UK US /ˌriːləʊˈkeɪt/ US  /riːˈləʊkeɪt/ verb [I or T]
HR, WORKPLACE to move to a different place to work, or to be moved to a different place to work: »

Many businesses in the region have closed or relocated abroad.

relocate (sb/sth) to/from/in somewhere »

The company is seeking to relocate to the Pier 98 Annex.

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Most production has been relocated to Hungary, Tunisia, and China.

relocate employees/staff/production »

It is rare to find agreed contractual terms that give employers unrestricted rights to relocate employees.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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