HyperDic: colonize

English > 2 senses of the word colonize:
VERBsocialcolonize, colonisesettle as a colony
changecolonize, colonisesettle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
colonize > pronunciation
Soundskaa'lahnay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > colonize: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningSettle as a colony; of countries in the developing world.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"
Synonymcolonise
BroaderannexTake (territory) as if by conquest
Oppositedecolonize, decolonisegrant independence to (a former colony)
Spanishcolonizar
Catalancolonitzar
Nounscolonizationthe act of colonizing
colonizersomeone who helps to found a colony
colonya body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland
English > colonize: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningSettle as colonists or establish a colony (in).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The British colonized the East Coast"
Synonymcolonise
Broadersettle, locatetake up residence and become established
Spanishcolonizar, establecerse
Catalancolonitzar, establir-se
Nounscolonizationthe act of colonizing
colonya body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland

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