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Colonize vs. Colonise

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Colonizeverb

(transitive) To settle (a place) with colonists, and hence make (a place) into a colony.

Coloniseverb

settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world;

‘Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century’;

Colonizeverb

(transitive) To settle (a group of people, a species, or the like) in a place as a colony.

Coloniseverb

settle as colonists or establish a colony (in);

‘The British colonized the East Coast’;

Colonizeverb

(transitive) To settle among and establish control over (the indigenous people of an area).

Colonizeverb

(intransitive) To begin a colony or colonies.

Colonizeverb

To intrude into and take over (the autonomy, experience, social movement, etc, of a less powerful person or group); to commandeer or appropriate.

Colonizeverb

To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in.

‘They that would thus colonize the stars with inhabitants.’;

Colonizeverb

To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony.

Colonizeverb

settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world;

‘Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century’;

Colonizeverb

settle as colonists or establish a colony (in);

‘The British colonized the East Coast’;

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