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col·o·nize

 (kŏl′ə-nīz′)
v. col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing, col·o·niz·es
v.tr.
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
v.intr.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.

colonize

(ˈkɒləˌnaɪz) or

colonise

vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to send colonists to or establish a colony in (an area)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to settle in (an area) as colonists
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to transform (a community) into a colony
4. (Environmental Science) (of plants and animals) to become established in (a new environment)
ˈcoloˌnizable, ˈcoloˌnisable adj
ˌcoloniˈzation, ˌcoloniˈsation n
ˈcoloˌnizer, ˈcoloˌniser n

col•o•nize

(ˈkɒl əˌnaɪz)

v. -nized, -niz•ing. v.t.
1. to establish a colony in; settle.
2. to form a colony of.
v.i.
3. to form a colony.
4. to settle in a colony.
[1615–25]
col′o•niz`a•ble, adj.
col`o•ni•za′tion, n.
col′o•niz`er, n.

colonize


Past participle: colonized
Gerund: colonizing

Imperative
colonize
colonize
Present
I colonize
you colonize
he/she/it colonizes
we colonize
you colonize
they colonize
Preterite
I colonized
you colonized
he/she/it colonized
we colonized
you colonized
they colonized
Present Continuous
I am colonizing
you are colonizing
he/she/it is colonizing
we are colonizing
you are colonizing
they are colonizing
Present Perfect
I have colonized
you have colonized
he/she/it has colonized
we have colonized
you have colonized
they have colonized
Past Continuous
I was colonizing
you were colonizing
he/she/it was colonizing
we were colonizing
you were colonizing
they were colonizing
Past Perfect
I had colonized
you had colonized
he/she/it had colonized
we had colonized
you had colonized
they had colonized
Future
I will colonize
you will colonize
he/she/it will colonize
we will colonize
you will colonize
they will colonize
Future Perfect
I will have colonized
you will have colonized
he/she/it will have colonized
we will have colonized
you will have colonized
they will have colonized
Future Continuous
I will be colonizing
you will be colonizing
he/she/it will be colonizing
we will be colonizing
you will be colonizing
they will be colonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been colonizing
you have been colonizing
he/she/it has been colonizing
we have been colonizing
you have been colonizing
they have been colonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been colonizing
you will have been colonizing
he/she/it will have been colonizing
we will have been colonizing
you will have been colonizing
they will have been colonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been colonizing
you had been colonizing
he/she/it had been colonizing
we had been colonizing
you had been colonizing
they had been colonizing
Conditional
I would colonize
you would colonize
he/she/it would colonize
we would colonize
you would colonize
they would colonize
Past Conditional
I would have colonized
you would have colonized
he/she/it would have colonized
we would have colonized
you would have colonized
they would have colonized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.colonize - settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world; "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"
annex - take (territory) as if by conquest; "Hitler annexed Lithuania"
decolonise, decolonize - grant independence to (a former colony); "West Africa was decolonized in the early 1960's"
2.colonize - settle as colonists or establish a colony (in); "The British colonized the East Coast"
locate, settle - take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

colonize

verb settle, populate, put down roots in, people, pioneer, open up The first British attempt to colonize Ireland was in the twelfth century.
Translations
kolonizovatosídlit
kolonisere
asuttaakolonisoida
gyarmatosít
gera aî nÿlendu
kolonizovať
sömürgeleştirmek

colonize

[ˈkɒlənaɪz] VTcolonizar

colonize

[ˈkɒlənaɪz] colonise (British) vt [+ country] → coloniser

colonize

colonize

[ˈkɒləˌnaɪz] vtcolonizzare

colony

(ˈkoləni) plural ˈcolonies noun
1. (a group of people who form) a settlement in one country etc which is under the rule of another country. France used to have many colonies in Africa.
2. a group of people having the same interests, living close together. a colony of artists.
3. a collection of animals, birds etc, of one type, living together. a colony of gulls.
coˈlonial (-ˈlou-) adjective
Britain was formerly a colonial power.
coˈlonialism noun
coˈlonialist noun
and adjective.
ˈcolonize, ˈcolonise verb
to establish a colony in (a place). The English colonized New England in 1620.
ˈcolonist noun
ˌcoloniˈzation, ˌcoloniˈsation noun
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