Definitions for colonizeˈkɒl əˌnaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

col•o•nizeˈkɒl əˌnaɪz(v.)-nized, -niz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to establish a colony in; settle.

    Category: Government

  2. to form a colony of.

    Category: Government

  3. (v.i.)to form a colony.

    Category: Government

  4. to settle in a colony.

    Category: Government

Origin of colonize:

1615–25

col′o•niz`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. colonize, colonise(verb)

    settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world

    "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"

  2. colonize, colonise(verb)

    settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)

    "The British colonized the East Coast"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colonize(verb)

    to plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in

  2. Colonize(verb)

    to remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony

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