Russia is of course the colonizer and there was a sort of “mental revolution” against Russian power.
The contrast is instructive, and places Spain on a far higher plane as a colonizer than her quondam rival.
He was a young man of energy and had great ideas as a colonizer.
Charnisay possessed the instincts of a colonizer and had already brought a number of settlers to Acadia.
Pierre Terriot was a colonizer, and an interesting figure in the early days of Minas.
He may be no sort of a colonizer himself, but he knows how to sell goods.
As a colonizer and builder, from the pioneer days to the completion of his work, he was equal to the foremost of his associates.
With this inglorious departure ends the career of the first great French colonizer.
Captain John Smith, soldier, colonizer and Virginian planter, writing in 1606 describes two sorts of wild grapes.
As an explorer he stands unequalled, but as a colonizer he utterly failed.
1620s, "to settle with colonists," from stem of Latin colonus "tiller of the soil, farmer" (see colony); in sense "to make another place into a national dependency" without regard for settlement there by 1790s (e.g. in reference to French activity in Egypt or British work in India), and probably directly from colony.
No principle ought ever to be tolerated or acted upon, that does not proceed on the basis of India being considered as the temporary residence of a great British Establishment, for the good government of the country, upon steady and uniform principles, and of a large British factory, for the beneficial management of its trade, upon rules applicable to the state and manners of the country. [Henry Dundas, Chairman of the East-India Company, letter, April 2, 1800]Related: Colonized; colonizing.