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English verb: populate

1. populate (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, inhabit, live


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. populate (change) fill with inhabitants


SamplesPopulate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full


Narrower (hyponym)people









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