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verb (used with object), co·lo·ni·al·ized, co·lo·ni·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make colonial.
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Also especially British, co·lo·ni·al·ise.

Origin of colonialize

First recorded in 1860–65; colonial + -ize
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Historical Examples of colonialized

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

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken