Colonize

  • 1 Colonize — Col o*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Colonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Colonizing}.] [Cf. F. coloniser.] To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in. Bacon. [1913 Webster] They that would thus… …

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  • 2 Colonize — Col o*nize, v. i. To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony. C. Buchanan. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 colonize — index inhabit, occupy (take possession) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 colonize — 1620s, to settle with colonists, from stem of L. colonus tiller of the soil, farmer (see COLONY (Cf. colony)); in sense to make another place into a national dependency without regard for settlement there by 1790s (e.g. in reference to French… …

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  • 5 colonize — (Amer.) col·o·nize || kÉ‘lÉ™naɪz / kÉ’l v. settle, establish colonies, go to and live in a colony (also colonise) …

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  • 6 colonize — (also colonise) ► VERB 1) establish a colony in (a place). 2) take over (a place) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES colonization noun colonizer noun …

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  • 7 colonize — [käl′ə nīz΄] vt. colonized, colonizing 1. to found or establish a colony or colonies in 2. to settle (persons) in a colony ☆ 3. to place (voters) illegally in (a district) so as to influence an election vi. 1. to found or establish a colony or… …

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  • 8 colonize — [[t]kɒ̱lənaɪz[/t]] colonizes, colonizing, colonized (in BRIT, also use colonise) 1) VERB If people colonize a foreign country, they go to live there and take control of it. [V n] The first British attempt to colonize Ireland was in the twelfth… …

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  • 9 colonize — verb ( nized; nizing) Date: 1622 transitive verb 1. a. to establish a colony in or on or of < colonize an island > b. to establish in a colony < the rights of colonized people > 2. to send …

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  • 10 colonize — colonizable, adj. colonizability, n. colonization, n. colonizationist, n. colonizer, n. /kol euh nuyz /, v., colonized, colonizing. v.t. 1. to establish a colony in; settle: England colonized Australia. 2. to form a colony of: to colonize… …

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  • 11 colonize — UK [ˈkɒlənaɪz] / US [ˈkɑləˌnaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms colonize : present tense I/you/we/they colonize he/she/it colonizes present participle colonizing past tense colonized past participle colonized to take control of another country by… …

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  • 12 colonize — col·o·nize käl ə .nīz vb, nized; niz·ing vt 1) to establish a colony in or on <the parasitic roundworms...have succeeded in colonizing a great variety of hosts (W. H. Dowdeswell)> 2) to isolate in supervised groups vi of microorganisms to… …

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  • 13 colonize — verb Colonize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑moon …

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  • 14 colonize — col|o|nize also colonise BrE [ˈkɔlənaız US ˈka: ] v [T] 1.) to establish political control over an area or over another country, and send your citizens there to settle →↑colony 2.) if animals or plants colonize an area, large numbers of them… …

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  • 15 colonize — Synonyms and related words: adopt, anchor, appropriate, arrogate, assume, billet at, bivouac, burrow, camp, come to anchor, conquer, denizen, domesticate, drop anchor, empeople, ensconce, enslave, establish residence, hive, hog, indent, inhabit,… …

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  • 16 colonize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. settle, establish, found, populate. See location, abode. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. settle, plant, found, people, migrate, immigrate, transplant, pioneer, open a country, subjugate, conquer; see also… …

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  • 17 colonize — col|o|nize [ kalə,naız ] verb transitive to take control of another country by going to live there or sending people to live there ╾ col|o|ni|za|tion [ ,kalənı zeıʃn ] noun uncount …

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  • 18 colonize — or colonise verb 1》 establish a colony in (a place).     ↘establish control over (the indigenous people of a colony). 2》 appropriate (a place or domain) for one s own use. 3》 Ecology (of a plant or animal) establish itself in (an area).… …

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  • 19 colonize — verb (T) to establish political control over an area or over another country, and send your citizens there to settle colonization noun (U) colonizer noun (C) …

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  • 20 colonize — verb the Germans colonized Tanganyika in 1885 Syn: settle (in), people, populate; occupy, take over, seize, capture, subjugate …

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