Definitions for colonizeˈkɒl əˌnaɪz
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col•o•nizeˈkɒl əˌnaɪz(v.)-nized, -niz•ing.
(v.t.)to establish a colony in; settle.
to form a colony of.
(v.i.)to form a colony.
to settle in a colony.
Origin of colonize:
settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
"Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"
settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
"The British colonized the East Coast"
to plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in
to remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony
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