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pop·u·late

 (pŏp′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. pop·u·lat·ed, pop·u·lat·ing, pop·u·lates
1. To supply with inhabitants, as by colonization.
2. To live in; inhabit: creatures that populate the ocean depths.
3. Computers To fill (an empty field or array) with data.
4. Chemistry To fill (an electron shell of an atom) with electrons.

[Medieval Latin populāre, populāt-, from Latin populus, the people; see popular.]

populate

(ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (often passive) to live in; inhabit
2. to provide a population for; colonize or people
[C16: from Medieval Latin populāre to provide with inhabitants, from Latin populus people]

pop•u•late

(ˈpɒp yəˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to inhabit; live in.
2. to furnish with inhabitants; people.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin populātus, past participle of populāre to inhabit. See people, -ate1]

populate


Past participle: populated
Gerund: populating

Imperative
populate
populate
Present
I populate
you populate
he/she/it populates
we populate
you populate
they populate
Preterite
I populated
you populated
he/she/it populated
we populated
you populated
they populated
Present Continuous
I am populating
you are populating
he/she/it is populating
we are populating
you are populating
they are populating
Present Perfect
I have populated
you have populated
he/she/it has populated
we have populated
you have populated
they have populated
Past Continuous
I was populating
you were populating
he/she/it was populating
we were populating
you were populating
they were populating
Past Perfect
I had populated
you had populated
he/she/it had populated
we had populated
you had populated
they had populated
Future
I will populate
you will populate
he/she/it will populate
we will populate
you will populate
they will populate
Future Perfect
I will have populated
you will have populated
he/she/it will have populated
we will have populated
you will have populated
they will have populated
Future Continuous
I will be populating
you will be populating
he/she/it will be populating
we will be populating
you will be populating
they will be populating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been populating
you have been populating
he/she/it has been populating
we have been populating
you have been populating
they have been populating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been populating
you will have been populating
he/she/it will have been populating
we will have been populating
you will have been populating
they will have been populating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been populating
you had been populating
he/she/it had been populating
we had been populating
you had been populating
they had been populating
Conditional
I would populate
you would populate
he/she/it would populate
we would populate
you would populate
they would populate
Past Conditional
I would have populated
you would have populated
he/she/it would have populated
we would have populated
you would have populated
they would have populated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.populate - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
tenant - occupy as a tenant
neighbor, neighbour - live or be located as a neighbor; "the neighboring house"
lodge in, occupy, reside - live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
domicile, domiciliate, reside, shack - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida"
people - furnish with people; "The plains are sparsely populated"
overpopulate - cause to have too great a population; "Some towns in New Jersey are becoming overpopulated"
cohabit, live together, shack up - share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
lodge - be a lodger; stay temporarily; "Where are you lodging in Paris?"
bivouac, camp, camp out, encamp, tent - live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"
nest - inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
room, board - live and take one's meals at or in; "she rooms in an old boarding house"
2.populate - fill with inhabitants; "populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting"
people - fill with people; "Stalin wanted to people the empty steppes"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"

populate

verb
1. inhabit, people, live in, occupy, reside in, dwell in (formal) the native people who populate areas around the city
2. settle, people, occupy, pioneer, colonize North America was populated largely by Europeans.

populate

verb
To live in (a place), as does a people:
Translations
يُعَمِّر، يملأ بالسُّكّان
osídlit
befolke
benépesít
byggja land
gyventojų skaičius
apdzīvot
osídliť
poseliti
insan yerleştirmek

populate

[ˈpɒpjʊleɪt] VTpoblar

populate

[ˈpɒpjʊleɪt] vtpeupler

populate

vt (= inhabit)bevölkern; (= colonize)besiedeln; populated bybevölkert von; this area is populated mainly by immigrantsin diesem Stadtteil leben or wohnen hauptsächlich Einwanderer; densely populated areasdicht besiedelte Gebiete pl; densely populated citiesdicht bevölkerte Städte pl

populate

[ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt] vtpopolare

populate

(ˈpopjuleit) verb
(usually in passive) to fill with people. That part of the world used to be populated by wandering tribes.
ˌpopuˈlation noun
the people living in a particular country, area etc. the population of London is 8 million; a rapid increase in population.
ˈpopulous adjective
full of people. a populous area.

population is singular: The population of the city increases in the summer .
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