Meaning of colonize
Pronunciation: (kol'u-nīz"), [key]
— v., -nized, -niz•ing.
- to establish a colony in; settle: England colonized Australia.
- to form a colony of: to colonize laborers in a mining region.
- to form a colony: They went out to Australia to colonize.
- to settle in a colony.
- colonize (Thesaurus)