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 colonizers
Contemporary Examples of colonizers
Colonial rhetoric was often virtuous: colonizers would bring civilization to benighted Africans.Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay
March 31, 2014
Now, many Han Chinese view Tibetans as dangerous ingrates who have bitten the hand of their benevolent Chinese colonizers.Obama Stands Up to China
February 16, 2010
Historical Examples of 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
As colonizers of a new world they were confident in their own strength.Union and Democracy
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.