verb (used with object), pop·u·lat·ed, pop·u·lat·ing.
Origin of populate
Examples from the Web for populate
Her Facebook photos could populate a tame “girls with guns” style calendar.
There, abandoned “ghost towns” populate the prairie fields and deserts, serving as a reminder of a not-so-distant past.
For the truly massive companies that populate the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the percentage is even higher.Don’t Credit Obama with the Stock Boom, Credit the Fed and the International Economy|Daniel Gross|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The SUVs, coupes, and sedans that populate dealer showrooms are much greener than their antecedents.Farewell to the Gas Station: The Demise of a Car-Culture Icon|Daniel Gross|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If few or no results are found for a query, results from Bing, Microsoft's search engine, will populate the page.
In order to populate the new port, he proclaimed there a religious liberty he denied to his Duchy at large.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
And on those ships are enough people to populate a town as large as the one where I was raised.Sally Scott of the Waves|Roy J. Snell
But Venone knows better now, and their criminals will not populate more worlds.Invaders from the Infinite|John Wood Campbell
This certainly is a new method to populate our colonies with capitalists.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete|Lewis Goldsmith
They needed souls and chimeras to populate the imaginary regions which they have discovered in the other life.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
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Word Origin for populate
Word Origin and History for populate
1610s, from Medieval Latin populatus, past participle of populare "inhabit, to people," from Latin populus "inhabitants, people, nation" (see people (n.)). Related: Populated; populating.