from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
- transitive v. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
- transitive v. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
- transitive v. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
- intransitive v. To form or establish a colony.
- intransitive v. To settle in a colony or colonies.
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- v. Alternative spelling of colonise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in.
- intransitive v. To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plant or establish a colony in; occupy with a colony or colonies: as, England colonized Australia.
- To form a colony of; establish in a new settlement; settle together as a body: as, to colonize the surplus population; to colonize laborers in a mining region.
- To migrate to and settle in, especially as the first or the principal inhabitants; occupy as a colony: as, English Puritans colonized New England.
- To place or settle for the time being in a voting-precinct so as to be able to vote at an election: as, to colonize voters.
- To form a colony; congregate in a new settlement: as, to colonize in India.
- Also colonise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
- v. settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
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