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Meaning of colonize

col•o•nize

Pronunciation: (kol'u-nīz"), [key]
— v., -nized, -niz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to establish a colony in; settle: England colonized Australia.
  2. to form a colony of: to colonize laborers in a mining region.
—v.i.
  1. to form a colony: They went out to Australia to colonize.
  2. to settle in a colony.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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