Synonyms of colonize in English:

colonize


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verb

1‘the Germans colonized Tanganyika in 1885’

SYNONYMS
settle, settle in, establish a colony in, people, populate, pioneer, open up, found
overrun, occupy, take over, seize, capture, take possession of, annex, subjugate, hegemonize
ANTONYMS

leave, grant independence to