how to pronounce colonize


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colonize is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of colonize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… could colonize either Venus as unlivable …”

meanings of colonize


  1. To intrude into and take over (the autonomy, experience, social movement, etc, of a less powerful person or group); to commandeer or appropriate.
  2. To settle (a place) with colonists, and hence make (a place) into a colony.
  3. To settle (a group of people, a species, or the like) in a place as a colony.
  4. To begin a colony or colonies.
  5. To settle among and establish control over (the indigenous people of an area).

colonize frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word colonize occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics colonize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that colonize can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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