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Meaning of COLONIZE

Pronunciation:  'kâlu`nIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  settle as colonists or establish a colony (in); "The British colonized the East Coast"
  2. [v]  settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world; "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"
 

COLONIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: colonise, colonise
 
 Antonyms: decolonise, decolonize
 
 See Also: annex, locate, settle, take over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Col"o*nize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Colonized}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Colonizing}.] [Cf. F. coloniser.]
    To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with
    colonists; to migrate to and settle in. --Bacon.
    
          They that would thus colonize the stars with
          inhabitants.                             --Howell.
    
    
  2. \Col"o*nize\, v. i.
    To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a
    colony. --C. Buchanan.
    
    
 
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