colonizing

[ kol-uh-nahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF colonizing

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Again he asked a question: "And are there many French families there, colonizing like yours?"

He also thought of colonizing German Palatines upon his lands.

Before that, we were discovering new planets and colonizing them.

The rest of Iberville's career is the story of colonizing the Mississippi.

I know you English are so used to colonizing distant possessions.

The honey bee unlike other insects in its colonizing habits.

In his scheme for colonizing the tract, Gorges was associated with him.

The other colonizing countries have followed the same line of development.

Some would ask, How shall we go about colonizing and civilizing Africa?

All in all, the task of colonizing the moon appeared an extremely formidable one.

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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