colonize

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colonize verb
also British colonise /ˈkɑːləˌnaɪz/
colonizes; colonized; colonizing
colonize
verb
also British colonise /ˈkɑːləˌnaɪz/
colonizes; colonized; colonizing
Learner's definition of COLONIZE
[+ object]
: 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 British colonisation /ˌkɑːlənəˈzeɪʃən/ Brit /ˌkɒləˌnaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [noncount]

— colonizer

also British coloniser noun, plural colonizers [count]
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