colonialize

[ kuh-loh-nee-uh-lahyz ]
/ kəˈloʊ ni əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), co·lo·ni·al·ized, co·lo·ni·al·iz·ing.

to make colonial.

Nearby words

  1. colonial siding,
  2. colonialism,
  3. colonialist,
  4. coloniality,
  5. colonialization,
  6. colonic,
  7. colonies,
  8. colonisation,
  9. colonist,
  10. colonitis

Also especially British, co·lo·ni·al·ise.

Origin of colonialize

First recorded in 1860–65; colonial + -ize

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Examples from the Web for colonialized

  • The same deficiency in reserve is to be noted in nearly all other colonialized dialects.

    The American Language|Henry L. Mencken