Definition of "populate" []

  • To supply with inhabitants, as by colonization; people. (verb-transitive)
  • To live in; inhabit: creatures that populate the ocean depths. (verb-transitive)
  • To live in; inhabit (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To provide a population for; colonize or people (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "populate" in a sentence
  • "This corporation that we populate is commodity-based so therefore, to use an economic term, Canada is a price-taker not a price-maker country."
  • "Until 1985 the sale and use of contraception was entirely prohibited, and even medical service providers still justify actions that curtail women's human rights by referring to a century-old maxim, "to populate is to govern.""
  • "The most popular search terms populate a query could on the front page of the site."