verb (used with object), pop·u·lat·ed, pop·u·lat·ing.
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Our American tendency to see the world as populated by like-minded souls is never productive.
Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, has shut down and quarantined the hospital in Lagos where the man died.
Once upon a time, the GOP was populated by theologically moderate Episcopalians and Presbyterians.
Sleepy Hollow is populated by a bunch of lovable, strange heroes.‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dagestan, the biggest and most populated republic of the North Caucasus, is a place where insurgents often strike.
Who were the people who populated this usually uninhabited, inhospitable place so densely and in so strange a manner?Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
The ridge commanded a far view, and was said to be a metropolis among the snakes that populated the region.Skyrider|B. M. Bower
The world must be populated, though for what reason one does not see.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
The caves were furnished with stones and twigs, and populated with earwigs or any creeping thing to be found and housed there.The Playwork Book|Ann Macbeth
Love-matches that had populated the adjoining hamlet had been made up there between reaping and carrying.Jude the Obscure|Thomas Hardy