English verb: populate
|1.||populate (stative) inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of|
|Samples||People 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.
|Synonyms||dwell, inhabit, live|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|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.||populate (change) fill with inhabitants|
|Samples||Populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||fill, fill up, make full|