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  1. colonize

    • IPA[ˈkäləˌnīz]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a country or its citizens) send a group of settlers to (a place) and establish political control over it;come to settle among and establish political control over (the indigenous people of an area)
    • verb: colonize, 3rd person present: colonizes, gerund or present participle: colonizing, past tense: colonized, past participle: colonized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a country or its citizens) send a group of settlers to (a place) and establish political control over it the Greeks colonized Sicily and southern Italy
    • come to settle among and establish political control over (the indigenous people of an area) they sought to discredit the peoples they were colonizing
    • appropriate (a place or domain) for one's own use a small town in a part of the Hudson Valley fast being colonized by weekenders
    • (of a plant or animal) establish itself in (an area) mussels can colonize even the most inhospitable rock surfaces insect borers colonize in rotted shoreline deadfalls
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    • IPA[ˈkɒlənʌɪz]

    英式

    • v.
      send settlers to (a place) and establish political control over it: the Greeks colonized Sicily and southern Italy

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