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colonize

col·o·nize

colonize

pronunciation:
ko l naIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: colonized, colonizes, colonizing
definition 1: to establish or form a colony on; settle.
The British began to colonize Australia in the late eighteenth century.
similar words:
settle
definition 2: to create a colony of.
The conquerors colonized the natives.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form or settle a colony or colonies.
Spain colonized more extensively than France.
derivations: colonization (n.), colonizer (n.)