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inhabit

be present in, make one’s home or live in: I inhabit a remodeled church.
Not to be confused with:
inhibit – hold in check, restrain: The police officer will inhibit rowdy behavior.
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in·hab·it

 (ĭn-hăb′ĭt)
v. in·hab·it·ed, in·hab·it·ing, in·hab·its
v.tr.
1. To live or reside in: Dinosaurs inhabited the earth millions of years ago.
2. To be present in; fill: Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.
v.intr. Archaic
To dwell.

[Middle English enhabiten, from Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitāre : in-, in; see in-2 + habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

in·hab′it·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·hab′it·a·ble adj.
in·hab′i·ta′tion n.
in·hab′it·er n.
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inhabit

(ɪnˈhæbɪt)
vb, -its, -iting or -ited
1. (tr) to live or dwell in; occupy
2. (intr) archaic to abide or dwell
[C14: from Latin inhabitāre, from habitāre to dwell]
inˈhabitable adj
inˌhabitaˈbility n
inˌhabiˈtation n
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in•hab•it

(ɪnˈhæb ɪt)
v.t.
1. to live or dwell in (a place), as people or animals.
2. to exist or be situated within; dwell in: Weird notions inhabit his mind.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin inhabitāre=in- in-2 + habitāre to dwell]
in•hab′it•a•ble, adj.
in•hab′it•er, n.
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inhabit


Past participle: inhabited
Gerund: inhabiting

Imperative
inhabit
inhabit
Present
I inhabit
you inhabit
he/she/it inhabits
we inhabit
you inhabit
they inhabit
Preterite
I inhabited
you inhabited
he/she/it inhabited
we inhabited
you inhabited
they inhabited
Present Continuous
I am inhabiting
you are inhabiting
he/she/it is inhabiting
we are inhabiting
you are inhabiting
they are inhabiting
Present Perfect
I have inhabited
you have inhabited
he/she/it has inhabited
we have inhabited
you have inhabited
they have inhabited
Past Continuous
I was inhabiting
you were inhabiting
he/she/it was inhabiting
we were inhabiting
you were inhabiting
they were inhabiting
Past Perfect
I had inhabited
you had inhabited
he/she/it had inhabited
we had inhabited
you had inhabited
they had inhabited
Future
I will inhabit
you will inhabit
he/she/it will inhabit
we will inhabit
you will inhabit
they will inhabit
Future Perfect
I will have inhabited
you will have inhabited
he/she/it will have inhabited
we will have inhabited
you will have inhabited
they will have inhabited
Future Continuous
I will be inhabiting
you will be inhabiting
he/she/it will be inhabiting
we will be inhabiting
you will be inhabiting
they will be inhabiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inhabiting
you have been inhabiting
he/she/it has been inhabiting
we have been inhabiting
you have been inhabiting
they have been inhabiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inhabiting
you will have been inhabiting
he/she/it will have been inhabiting
we will have been inhabiting
you will have been inhabiting
they will have been inhabiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inhabiting
you had been inhabiting
he/she/it had been inhabiting
we had been inhabiting
you had been inhabiting
they had been inhabiting
Conditional
I would inhabit
you would inhabit
he/she/it would inhabit
we would inhabit
you would inhabit
they would inhabit
Past Conditional
I would have inhabited
you would have inhabited
he/she/it would have inhabited
we would have inhabited
you would have inhabited
they would have inhabited
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inhabit - 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.inhabit - be present in; "sweet memories inhabit this house"
infest - live on or in a host, as of parasites
infest, overrun, invade - occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
3.inhabit - exist or be situated within; "Strange notions inhabited her mind"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
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inhabit

verb live in, people, occupy, populate, reside in, tenant, lodge in, dwell in, colonize, take up residence in, abide in, make your home in the people who inhabit these islands
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inhabit

verb
To live in (a place), as does a people:
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Translations
يَسْكُن، يَقْطُن، يُقيم
obývat
bebo
lifa/búa í
gyvenamasgyventi
apdzīvotmājot
bebobefolkauppta

inhabit

[ɪnˈhæbɪt] VT [+ house] → ocupar; [+ town, country] → vivir en, habitar (frm); [animal] → habitar
a place inhabited by ghostsun lugar habitado por fantasmas
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inhabit

[ɪnˈhæbɪt] vt [+ country, island, region, town] → habiter; [+ house] → demeurer dans
the people who inhabit these islands → les gens qui habitent ces îles
the people who inhabited this house before us → les gens qui demeuraient dans cette maison avant nous
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inhabit

vtbewohnen; (animals)leben in (+dat)
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inhabit

[ɪnˈhæbɪt] vt (house) → abitare (in); (town, country) → vivere in
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inhabit

(inˈhabit) verb
(of people, animals etc) to live in (a region etc). Polar bears inhabit the Arctic region; That house is now inhabited by a Polish family.
inˈhabitable adjective
(negative uninhabitable) fit to be lived in. The building was no longer inhabitable.
inˈhabitant noun
a person or animal that lives permanently in a place. the inhabitants of the village; tigers, leopards and other inhabitants of the jungle.
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We explained that the law provided for the lapse of a certain interval of time before the payment of the sum assured, and we expressed our wish to conduct the inquiry with the most respectful consideration for her ladyship's feelings, and for the convenience of any other members of the family inhabiting the house.
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If, however, we refer to any work of travels through the southern parts of Africa, we shall find allusions in almost every page either to the desert character of the country, or to the numbers of large animals inhabiting it.
Now, if we look to the animals inhabiting these wide plains, we shall find their numbers extraordinarily great, and their bulk immense.
The genus Furnarius contains several species, all small birds, living on the ground, and inhabiting open dry countries.
The tribes inhabiting the region seemed excited and hostile; they manifested more anger than adoration, and evidently saw in the aeronauts only obtrusive strangers, and not condescending deities.
The shore was deserted; the few fishermen inhabiting the down were gone to bed.
Immediately a little dog inhabiting that chamber replied to the great dog inhabiting the court.
It was bound on a visit to the Arrapahoes, a tribe inhabiting the banks of the Nebraska.
Jesuit theologian and martyr Ignacio Ellacuria explains, "The resurrection points back toward the crucifixion: the Crucified One rises, and rises because he was crucified." Inhabiting Good Friday means considering all who have been "crucified" throughout history and today, and then imagining what might be their "resurrection."
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