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colonize

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colonizeverb
also Britishcolonise/ˈkɑːləˌnaɪz/
colonizescolonizedcolonizing
colonize
verb
also British colonise /ˈkɑːləˌnaɪz/
colonizescolonizedcolonizing
Learner's definition of COLONIZE  
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: to create a colony in or on (a place): to take control of (an area) and send people to live there
: to move into and live in (a place) as a new type of plant or animal

— colonization

also Britishcolonisation/ˌkɑːlənəˈzeɪʃən/British/ˌkɒləˌnaɪˈzeɪʃən/noun,[noncount]

— colonizer

also Britishcolonisernoun,pluralcolonizers[count]
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