colonized

[ kol-uh-nahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF colonized

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After the Civil War the plains tribes had been colonized here too.

It was not, however, until 1669 that they were colonized and evangelized by Father Sanvitores.

And why, he asked, should the people of your race be colonized, and where?

According to their own traditions, they colonized in a remote age.

We have carried our law to all the planets we have colonized.

New France was colonized by a government, New England by a people.

This island was first colonized, in 1719, by the French, from Martinique.

We should bear in mind that Ireland was colonized by the Phœnicians.

A still more difficult one arose when Warwick was colonized.

Christopher Columbus discovered us, Christopher Newport colonized us.

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.

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