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 colonizers
Colonial rhetoric was often virtuous: colonizers would bring civilization to benighted Africans.
Now, many Han Chinese view Tibetans as dangerous ingrates who have bitten the hand of their benevolent Chinese colonizers.
Was there a discrepancy between the objectives of the European colonizers and the growth and development of the Virginia colony?The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783|Virginia State Dept. of Education
The other five were all D-class colonizers, built during the Expansion when large populations were moved.The Misplaced Battleship|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
If the country was thickly settled there would be no room for colonizers.Forty Years Among the Indians|Daniel W. Jones
After these came many competing explorers and colonizers, all of whose fortunes directly depended on the sea.All Afloat|William Wood
As colonizers of a new world they were confident in their own strength.Union and Democracy|Allen Johnson