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
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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