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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"
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[ˈkɒlənaɪzər] coloniser (British) ncolonisateur/trice m/f
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