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English verb: inhabit

1. inhabit (stative) inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of


SamplesPeople lived in Africa millions of years ago.
The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted.
This kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean.
Deer are populating the woods.


Synonymsdwell, live, populate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)bivouac, board, camp, camp out, cohabit, domicile, domiciliate, encamp, live together, lodge, lodge in, neighbor, neighbour, nest, occupy, overpopulate, people, reside, reside, room, shack, shack up, tenant, tent

2. inhabit (stative) be present in


SamplesSweet memories inhabit this house.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)infest, infest, invade, overrun

3. inhabit (stative) exist or be situated within


SamplesStrange notions inhabited her mind.


Synonymsdwell


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, exist









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