Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Move, transfer, relocate, resettle

Move = focuses on the movement of objects or people.
e.g. He moved his car as it was blocking the entrance.
They moved into a new house.

Transfer=move a person, money, phone call to another location or group.
e.g. She was transferred to the Sales Department, so the receptionist transferred the call there.
We transferred our money into a current account.

Relocate=used in business when talking about moving to a new place.
e.g. The bank has relocated to Singapore.

Resettle=used to talk about people or population groups when they find a new place to live.
e.g. Many Chinese from rural areas resettle in big cities.

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