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colonize in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcolonizecol‧o‧nize (also colonise British English) /ˈkɒlənaɪz $ ˈkɑː-/ verb [transitive]  1 PGto establish political control over an area or over another country, and send your citizens there to settlecolony2 if animals or plants colonize an area, large numbers of them start to live there a dead tree that has been colonized by antscolonizer noun [countable]colonization /ˌkɒlənaɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌkɑːlənə-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
colonizeYet, in fact, only a small part of the world has yet been car colonized.Three young men in cutoffs had colonized a triangular space and were flipping a Frisbee.But what is beyond question is that, in the post-contact era, it was Hawaii that colonized other countries with surfing.Crabs are among the first animals to colonize the new vent sites.