colonise

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colonise (third-person singular simple present colonises, present participle colonising, simple past and past participle colonised) (British spelling)

  1. (transitive) To settle (a place) with colonists.
  2. (transitive) To settle (a group of people, a species, or the like) in a place as a colony.
  3. (intransitive) To begin a colony or colonies.
  4. (transitive, social sciences) To intrude into and take over (the autonomy, experience, social movement, etc, of a less powerful person or group); to commandeer or appropriate.
    • 2010, Daisy Hernandez, Bushra Rehman, Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism ISBN 0786750669:
    • 2011, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies ISBN 1849205698:
      What disservice would be done if issues regarding sexualities in organisations were side-lined by a heteronormative impetus to colonise queer theory?
    • 2015, Kwok Pui-Lan, Laura E. Donaldson, Postcolonialism, Feminism and Religious Discourse ISBN 1136697683:
      For slavery aimed not only to colonize black women's bodies, sex, and sexuality, to undermine her, it sought to subvert and destroy any authentic relationship between black women and black men as well as among black women themselves.
    • 2016, Nick Rumens, Queer Company: The Role and Meaning of Friendship in Gay Men's Work ISBN 1317072855:
      [] suggesting that organisational discourses of heteronormativity cannot fully colonise gay sexualities and genders.
    • 2017, Christopher J. Lebron, The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea ISBN 0190601361:
      The burden of judgment imposed by the politics of respectability can easily colonize black minds.
    • 2017 June 13, One Year After Pulse, Don't You Dare Come for Any of Us (Lambda Legal):
      "To have our grief colonized to facilitate a racist political agenda was beyond offensive."

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colonise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of coloniser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of coloniser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of coloniser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of coloniser
  5. second-person singular imperative of coloniser

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