colonise


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colonise


Past participle: colonised
Gerund: colonising

Imperative
colonise
colonise
Present
I colonise
you colonise
he/she/it colonises
we colonise
you colonise
they colonise
Preterite
I colonised
you colonised
he/she/it colonised
we colonised
you colonised
they colonised
Present Continuous
I am colonising
you are colonising
he/she/it is colonising
we are colonising
you are colonising
they are colonising
Present Perfect
I have colonised
you have colonised
he/she/it has colonised
we have colonised
you have colonised
they have colonised
Past Continuous
I was colonising
you were colonising
he/she/it was colonising
we were colonising
you were colonising
they were colonising
Past Perfect
I had colonised
you had colonised
he/she/it had colonised
we had colonised
you had colonised
they had colonised
Future
I will colonise
you will colonise
he/she/it will colonise
we will colonise
you will colonise
they will colonise
Future Perfect
I will have colonised
you will have colonised
he/she/it will have colonised
we will have colonised
you will have colonised
they will have colonised
Future Continuous
I will be colonising
you will be colonising
he/she/it will be colonising
we will be colonising
you will be colonising
they will be colonising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been colonising
you have been colonising
he/she/it has been colonising
we have been colonising
you have been colonising
they have been colonising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been colonising
you will have been colonising
he/she/it will have been colonising
we will have been colonising
you will have been colonising
they will have been colonising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been colonising
you had been colonising
he/she/it had been colonising
we had been colonising
you had been colonising
they had been colonising
Conditional
I would colonise
you would colonise
he/she/it would colonise
we would colonise
you would colonise
they would colonise
Past Conditional
I would have colonised
you would have colonised
he/she/it would have colonised
we would have colonised
you would have colonised
they would have colonised
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.colonise - 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.colonise - 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"
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Translations
يَسْتَعْمِر
asuttaakolonisoida
gyarmatosít
gera aî nÿlendu

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Susan and Arthur had seen it as they kissed each other, and Terence and Rachel as they sat talking about Richmond, and Evelyn and Perrott as they strolled about, imagining that they were great captains sent to colonise the world.
Justin Kiprono, a farmer in Baringo County, ventured into bee farming sometime in 2012 by setting up hives and then waiting for the bees to colonise them.With Baringo among the top producers of honey, the farmer knew it would take only a few weeks if not days for the bees to come.
O'Neill proposed an alternative vision in which human beings would not seek to colonise planets, but instead build their own enclosed cylindrical space habitats.
Along with them the late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had also conjectured that if humanity failed to colonise space within 100 years we could face extinction.
ASIAN giant hornets could be about to colonise Merseyside, an expert warned.