verb (used with object), col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing.
verb (used without object), col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing.
Examples from the Web for colonized
In this historically loaded setting, Agbodjélou reclaims control for the colonized ‘other’ in the form of a masked female gaze.Saatchi Resurrects Ancient Pangaea with Show Featuring South American and African Artists|Chloë Ashby|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For 300 years, Europeans and Americans colonized much of Africa and enslaved millions of its people.
Koreans have long chafed that the body of water is named after Japan, which colonized Korea in the early 20th century.Virginia Gets In Middle Of Geography Fight Between Japan And South Korea|Ben Jacobs|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were colonized by the English language, and in turn, colonized it.
They seek to live in harmony with the new planet they have colonized.
Some authors relate, that after their return from Troy they colonized the Gymnasian islands.
North of this Rubicon the American continent was colonized; south of it, there was not a colonization but a plantation.
Maybe they colonized some of those Earth-type planets we checked on.An Empty Bottle|Mari Wolf
Therefore, in order to supply them, the island must first be colonized.Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour|Francis Parkman
Additionally, several kinds of bats have reached and colonized the Solomon Islands.Systematics of Megachiropteran Bats in the Solomon Islands|Carleton J. Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for colonized
Word Origin and History for colonized
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.