Associations to the word «Colonize»

Wiktionary

COLONIZE, verb. (American spelling) Alternative spelling of colonise

Dictionary definition

COLONIZE, verb. Settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world; "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century".
COLONIZE, verb. Settle as colonists or establish a colony (in); "The British colonized the East Coast".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats