how to pronounce populate


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populate is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… children populate my nightmares how are …”

meanings of populate


  1. To live in; to inhabit.
  2. To fill initially empty items in a collection.
  3. To supply with inhabitants; to people.
  4. To increase in number; to breed.
  5. To fill initially empty slots or sockets on a circuit board or similar.


  1. Populous.

populate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word populate occurs in english on average 1.5 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 populate 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 populate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words that rhyme with populate


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