Definition of Colonize in English :

Define Colonize in English

Colonize meaning in English

Meaning of Colonize in English

Pronunciation of Colonize in English

Colonize pronunciation in English

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Colonize

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Verb

1. colonise, colonize

settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world

Example Sentences:
'Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century'

2. colonise, colonize

settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)

Example Sentences:
'The British colonized the East Coast'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Colonize

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verb
1. 
to send colonists to or establish a colony in (an area)
2. 
to settle in (an area) as colonists
3. (transitive)
to transform (a community) into a colony
4. 
(of plants and animals) to become established in (a new environment)

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Colonize

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈcoloˌnized or ˈcoloˌnizing
1. 
to found or establish a colony or colonies in
2. 
to settle (persons) in a colony
3.  US
to place (voters) illegally in (a district) so as to influence an election
verb intransitive
4. 
to found or establish a colony or colonies
5. 
to settle in a colony

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Colonize

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v. col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing, col·o·niz·es
v.tr.
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
v.intr.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

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