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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With Frankel facing the street from the open hatch, friends and family -- many of them members of local performance arts scene -- begin to populate the frame, singing along to the tune.
Gene Seymour wrote this review, (c) 2017 The New York Times News Service. ___________ OBIT 3 stars, out of 5 Snapshot: A documentary portrait of the writers populating The New York Times' obituary desk.
McIntyre has served as treasurer for the state’s most populated county since 2011.
At least by the standards of this sometimes relentlessly predictable awards show, this will be a year of change at the Emmy Awards, with many first-time nominees populating several major categories.
Steakhouses and casual spots like sandwich shops, pizza parlors and burger places populate people’s choice lists on OpenTable and visitindy.com.
The cast seems a touch older than the college crowd that usually populates this '50s musical about reckless youth.
After all, though Iran and Russia say that Mr Baghdadi is dead, his organisation still occupies swathes of (thinly-populated) territory either side of the Iraqi-Syrian border.
The Fyre Festival, marketed as an elite Coachella-like music festival on a private island populated by supermodels, celebrity chefs, and musical artists who want to have dinner with you, fell apart spectacularly on its very first day—
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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: 1578See Words from the same year
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)
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