colonize

[ kol-uh-nahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF colonize

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For fifty years he had tried to colonize Mars and all his efforts had failed.

The Ohio Company hastened to colonize its broad acres on the Muskingum.

All their own to colonize and govern, and separated from home by just a breadth of danger.

So falls the curtain on the first attempt to colonize Canada.

Thus some of the worst vagabonds of earth were gathered from the seaports of France to colonize the New World.

This failure to colonize is indeed curious and needs explanation.

To Perestrelo he gave the island of Porto Santo to colonize it.

It is said we cannot colonize the tropics, because our people cannot labor there.

This was the first two-stage planet man had ever attempted to colonize.

Therefore no organized attempt had ever been made to colonize the planet.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "to settle with colonists," from stem of Latin colonus "tiller of the soil, farmer" (see colony); in sense "to make another place into a national dependency" without regard for settlement there by 1790s (e.g. in reference to French activity in Egypt or British work in India), and probably directly from colony.

Related: Colonized; colonizing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLONIZE

immigrate

verbenter a foreign area intending to live there
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