Definition of 'populate'
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His family had been shipped out at the beginning of the century to populate annexed Polish territory with German blood. SEA MUSIC (2003)Its presence suggested some attempt to populate this wasteland, long abandoned. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2003)The Hulda had disappeared into obscure parts of the galaxy, while the Ashtor-eth family, in their millions, had gone on to populate planets. THE BROKEN GOD (2003)
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Used Occasionally. populate is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'populate'
British English: populate VERB
If an area is populated by certain people or animals, those people or animals live there, often in large numbers.
They populate the surrounding villages.
Definition of populate from the Collins English Dictionary
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