verb (used with object), col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing.
verb (used without object), col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing.
Origin of colonize
Examples from the Web for colonizer
Russia is of course the colonizer and there was a sort of “mental revolution” against Russian power.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pierre Terriot was a colonizer, and an interesting figure in the early days of Minas.The Land of Evangeline|John Frederic Herbin
As a colonizer and builder, from the pioneer days to the completion of his work, he was equal to the foremost of his associates.Gospel Doctrine|Joseph F. Smith
We have not spoken of the Chancellor as an argonaut, of the Chancellor as a colonizer.The Arena|Various
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.