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v. col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing, col·o·niz·es
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.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.
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Noun1.colonizer - someone who helps to found a colony
beginner, founder, founding father, father - a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"


[ˈkɒlənaɪzər] coloniser (British) ncolonisateur/trice m/f
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Reducing Fantasia that reconstructs history as the opposition between the colonizer and colonized to a discursive ambivalence is, however, unjustified.
This discussion offers two interpretations of the apparent psychosis that ensues due to Montgomery's inability to discard the role of superior colonizer when colonial discourse no longer prevails.
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Because of Voodoo and Obeah, magic is ingrained into the culture of the Caribbean, and many oppressed peoples still use it to push back against any colonizer who is trying to marginalize them and make them give up their cultural independence.
Cowans focuses on the historical analysis of fiction films, with an emphasis on the examination of films that study the relationship between colonizer and colonized, rather than films that only used colonial settings as backdrops for storylines about relations among colonizers.
There are hence two groups of travelers in the play: one is the traveler as the colonizer such as the officers and the other is the traveler as the colonized such as the convicts.
Rather, the entire "truth" of the "Wretched's" movement is to actually "split the world in two" and create a rupture from the entirety of this situation that will allow the Wretched to destroy both the colonizer and, figuratively, themselves as colonized.
Many readers are no doubt familiar with disputes over control of multiethnic regions such as Danzig, Trieste, the coast of Asia Minor, and Palestine, but arguably nowhere in the world was World War I-era decolonization so complicated by overlapping layers of national and regional governments, powerful commercial interests, and rival political camps within the former colonizer community than in Manchuria.
In his article 'Colonialism, Nationalism and Colonized Women: The Contest in India' (1989), Partha Chatterjee notes that in pre-independent India the world for the Indian woman was separate from that of the colonizer and to master the world of the colonizer, one had to imitate and adapt to the ways of the colonizer, but only on the outside.
Ever since then, many Koreans have struggled with their own identity in the sense that they have experienced the disconnection between the pre-modern and modern world, while being forced to deny the first and at the same time to adopt the second by the Japanese colonizer.
Welcome President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a friend, but not as a colonizer.