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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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be, exist

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