Simple Definition of populate
: to live in (a country, city, area, etc.) : to make up the population of (a place)
Examples of populate in a sentence
Immigrants began to populate the area in the late 19th century.
Strange creatures populate the ocean depths.
Origin and Etymology of populate
Medieval Latin populatus, past participle of populare to people, from Latin populus people
First Known Use: 1578
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