1. colonize, colonise, annex

usage: settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world; "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"

2. colonize, colonise, settle, locate

usage: settle as colonists or establish a colony (in); "The British colonized the East Coast"


1. colonized, colonised, settled, inhabited (vs. uninhabited)

usage: inhabited by colonists

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