Definitions for colonizeˈkɒl əˌnaɪz

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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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. coloniser.]

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