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verb [transitive] colonize pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑləˌnaɪz/
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present tense
present participlecolonizing
past tensecolonized
past participlecolonized
  1. 1
    to take control of another country by going to live there or by sending people to live there
  2. 2
    to be the person or thing with the greatest influence in a particular subject or activity

    American music has colonized much of the world.

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 colonize pronunciation in American English /ˌkɑlənɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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