Synonyms of populate in English:

populate


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verb

1‘the island is populated by some 40,000 people’

SYNONYMS
inhabit, live in, reside in, occupy, people
formal dwell in

2‘we are trying to populate a land which has been derelict’

SYNONYMS
settle, settle in, colonize, people, move into, occupy, take up residence in, make one's home in, open up, pioneer, overrun