Examples of populate in a Sentence
Immigrants began to populate the area in the late 19th century.
Strange creatures populate the ocean depths.
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About 5,400 residents populate its 2.5 square miles, which are blessed with the perfect micro-climate and mineral rich earth for grape growing.
The winner of the Fort Worth Regional will face the winner of the Fayetteville Regional, itself populated with three 40-win teams.
Adapted from a nonfiction book, and counting Jim Carrey among its producers, the series features fictionalized characters juxtaposed against a backdrop populated by real-life personalities.
Among the draft recommendations: Identify areas where alligators may be over-populated and recommend strategies to address alligator management issues.
Dubke never cut much of a figure in a White House populated with outsize personalities and animated by factionalism and conflict.
Inside the tower, the former hotel is populated with an array of otherworldly trinkets, some from Disneyland’s past (a sculpture of the Haunted Mansion’s ghost dog) and some straight from Marvel’s history (a robotic Cosmo the Spacedog).
Stellers Sea Lions, which can get even larger, also populate the area.
In an arena populated by hundreds of small independent e-publishers, iPublish was the first major house to open its virtual doors to anyone with a manuscript.
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Origin and Etymology of populate
Medieval Latin populatus, past participle of populare to people, from Latin populus people
First Known Use: 1578
POPULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of populate for English Language Learners
: to live in (a country, city, area, etc.) : to make up the population of (a place)
POPULATE Defined for Kids
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