colonize

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “colonise.”
colonize(
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luh
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nayz
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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 appropriate)
a. colonizar
France expanded westward and sent settlers to colonize Haiti.Francia se expandió hacia el oeste y envió colonos para colonizar Haití.
2. (ecology)
a. establecer una colonia
When their florets fly around, dandelions can colonize any grassy area.Cuando los flósculos del diente de león se dispersan volando, pueden establecer una colonia en cualquier zona con césped.
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colonize
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. colonizar
colonize [ˈkɒlənaɪz]
transitive verb
colonizar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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