Definition of Colonise in English :

Define Colonise in English

Colonise meaning in English

Meaning of Colonise in English

Pronunciation of Colonise in English

Colonise pronunciation in English

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Colonise

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Verb

1. colonise, colonize

settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world

Example Sentences:
'Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century'

2. colonise, colonize

settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)

Example Sentences:
'The British colonized the East Coast'

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Colonise

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verb
1. 
to send colonists to or establish a colony in (an area)
2. 
to settle in (an area) as colonists
3. (transitive)
to transform (a community) into a colony
4. 
(of plants and animals) to become established in (a new environment)

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Colonise

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈcoloˌnized or ˈcoloˌnizing
1. 
to found or establish a colony or colonies in
2. 
to settle (persons) in a colony
3.  US
to place (voters) illegally in (a district) so as to influence an election
verb intransitive
4. 
to found or establish a colony or colonies
5. 
to settle in a colony

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