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colonize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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colonizecol‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
colonize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycolonize
he, she, itcolonizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycolonized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave colonized
he, she, ithas colonized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad colonized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill colonize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have colonized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam colonizing
he, she, itis colonizing
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you, we, theyare colonizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas colonizing
you, we, theywere colonizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been colonizing
he, she, ithas been colonizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been colonizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be colonizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been colonizing
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