colonise

Definitions of colonise
  1. verb
    settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
    synonyms: colonize
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    Antonyms:
    decolonise, decolonize
    grant independence to (a former colony)
    type of:
    annex
    take (territory) as if by conquest
  2. verb
    settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
    synonyms: colonize
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    type of:
    locate, settle
    take up residence and become established
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