populate meaning

[ 'pɔpjuleit ] Pronunciation:   "populate" in a sentence
Verb: populate  'pópyu`leyt
  1. Inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    "deer are populating the woods"
    - dwell, live, inhabit 
  2. Fill with inhabitants
    "populate the forest with deer and wild boar for hunting"

Derived forms: populated, populates, populating

See also: population

Type of: be, fill, fill up, make full

Encyclopedia: Populate

Examples

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  1. these countries are densely populated.
  2. of course, also, we have helped to populate other countries.
  3. the northern part of the city used to be sparsely populated, but has now become a cultural centre.
  4. considerably more than half of those who moved into the cities went to places populated by twenty-five thousand people and upwards.
  5. large and populated nations like brazil, india, egypt, and nigeria exist side by side with small countries like paraguay, nepal, jordan, and chad.

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