[kol-uh-nahyz] /ˈkɒl əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), colonized, colonizing.
to establish a in; settle:
England colonized Australia.
to form a colony of:
to colonize laborers in a mining region.
verb (used without object), colonized, colonizing.
to form a colony:
They went out to Australia to colonize.
to settle in a colony.
to send colonists to or establish a colony in (an area)
to settle in (an area) as colonists
(transitive) to transform (a community) into a colony
(of plants and animals) to become established in (a new environment)
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.
No principle ought ever to be tolerated or acted upon, that does not proceed on the basis of India being considered as the temporary residence of a great British Establishment, for the good government of the country, upon steady and uniform principles, and of a large British factory, for the beneficial management of its trade, upon rules applicable to the state and manners of the country. [Henry Dundas, Chairman of the East-India Company, letter, April 2, 1800]
Related: Colonized; colonizing.
[kol-uh-nahyz] /ˈkɒl əˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), colonized, colonizing. 1. to establish a in; settle: England colonized Australia. 2. to form a colony of: to colonize laborers in a mining region. verb (used without object), colonized, colonizing. 3. to form a colony: They went out to Australia to colonize. 4. to settle in a colony. […]
[rek-uh n] /ˈrɛk ən/ verb (used with object) 1. to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount. 2. to esteem or consider; regard as: to be reckoned an authority in the field. 3. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. to think or suppose. verb (used without object) 4. to count; make a computation or […]
verb (used without object) 1. to be disposed or inclined in action, operation, or effect to do something: The particles tend to unite. 2. to be disposed toward an idea, emotion, way of thinking, etc.: He tends to be overly optimistic. Her religious philosophy tends toward pantheism. 3. to lead or conduce, as to some […]
noun, plural tendencies. 1. a natural or prevailing disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction or toward some point, end, or result: the tendency of falling bodies toward the earth. 2. an inclination, bent, or predisposition to something: a tendency to talk too much. 3. a special and definite purpose in a novel […]