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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)

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.

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."