Definition of Populate

1. Verb. Inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of. "Deer are populating the woods"




2. Verb. Fill with inhabitants. "Populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting"
Specialized synonyms: People
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Derivative terms: Population

Definition of Populate

1. a. Populous.

2. v. t. To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.

3. v. i. To propagate.

Definition of Populate

1. Verb. (transitive) To supply with inhabitants; to people. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To live in; to inhabit. ¹

3. Verb. (computing transitive/intransitive) To fill initially empty items in a collection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Populate

1. to inhabit [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES] - See also: inhabit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Populate

popularism
popularities
popularity
popularity contest
popularization
popularizations
popularize
popularized
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popularizers
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popularly
populars
populatable
populate (current term)
populated
populated area
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population control
population density
population genetics
population growth
population mean
population profile
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population shift
populational

Literary usage of Populate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Land, Labour, and Gold; Or, Two Years in Victoria: With Visits to Sydney and by William Howitt (1858)
"Could soon populate Australia. — Arrival of Duke of Newcastle's admirable Despatch.— Unrivalled Advantages of the Squatters. ..."

2. The History of Portugal: From the Commencement of the Monarchy to the Reign by Edward McMurdo (1888)
"A short term of peace follows—Contentions are renewed—Questions arise with the Pope regarding the tributes—Efforts of Sancho to populate and defend his ..."

3. The History of Portugal: From the Commencement of the Monarchy to the Reign by Edward McMurdo (1888)
"... to populate and defend his kingdom—Death of the Queen D. Dulce—Wars with Leon—Political negotiations between England, ..."

4. The History of Portugal: From the Commencement of the Monarchy to the Reign by Edward McMurdo (1888)
"A short term of peace follows—Contentions are renewed—Questions arise with the Pope regarding the tributes—Efforts of Sancho to populate and defend his ..."

5. The Edinburgh Gazetteer, Or Geographical Dictionary ...: Accompanied by an Atlas (1822)
"430. UNION, a township of the United States, in Rosa county, Ohio. populate 2273. UNION, a township of the United ..."

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