colonize

Definitions:

  • To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
  • To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
  • To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
  • To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
  • To form or establish a colony.
  • To settle in a colony or colonies.
  • To plant or establish a colony in; occupy with a colony or colonies: as, England <em>colonized</em> Australia.
  • To form a colony of; establish in a new settlement; settle together as a body: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="colonize">colonize</internalXref> the surplus population; to <em>colonize</em> laborers in a mining region.
  • To migrate to and settle in, especially as the first or the principal inhabitants; occupy as a colony: as, English Puritans <em>colonized</em> New England.
  • To place or settle for the time being in a voting-precinct so as to be able to vote at an election: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="colonize">colonize</internalXref> voters.
  • To form a colony; congregate in a new settlement: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="colonize">colonize</internalXref> in India.
  • Also <internalXref urlencoded="colonise">colonise</internalXref>.
  • To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony.
  • To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>colonise</xref>.
  • settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
  • settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
powered by