colonize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈkɒlənaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theycolonize
he/she/itcolonizes
present participlecolonizing
past tensecolonized
past participlecolonized
  1. to take control of another country by going to live there or by sending people to live there

derived word

colonization

 

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/ˌkɒlənaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]