colonizar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to establish a colony)
a. to colonize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los descubridores empezaron a colonizar América en el siglo XV.The discoverers started colonizing America in the 15th century.
b. to colonise (United Kingdom)
Los primeros astronautas en colonizar Marte serán considerados unos héroes.The first astronauts to colonise Mars will be considered heroes.
c. to settle
Cuando los nuevos pobladores colonizaron el territorio, no fueron bien recibidos por los locales.When the colonists settled in the territory, they were not welcomed by the locals.
2. (biology)
a. to colonize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La fiebre de Dana se debía a que un virus había colonizado su laringe.Dana's fever was caused by a virus that had colonized her larynx.
b. to colonise (United Kingdom)
Diana está tomando antibióticos porque una bacteria infecciosa colonizó las células de su piel.Diana is taking antibiotics because an infectious bacteria colonised her skin cells.
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colonizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to colonize
colonizar
transitive verb
1 [+país, territorio] to colonize
2 (Biología) to colonize
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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