Antonyms of verb colonise

1 of 2 senses of colonise

Sense 1
colonize, colonise -- (settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world; "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century")
       Antonym of decolonise (Sense 1)
      => decolonize, decolonise -- (grant independence to (a former colony); "West Africa was decolonized in the early 1960's")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb colonise

2 senses of colonise

Sense 1
colonize, colonise -- (settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world; "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century")
       => annex -- (take (territory) as if by conquest; "Hitler annexed Lithuania")

Sense 2
colonize, colonise -- (settle as colonists or establish a colony (in); "The British colonized the East Coast")
       => settle, locate -- (take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest")

Antonyms of adj colonised

1 sense of colonised

Sense 1
colonized, colonised, settled -- (inhabited by colonists)

INDIRECT (VIA inhabited) -> uninhabited -- (not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses")

Similarity of adj colonised

1 sense of colonised

Sense 1
colonized, colonised, settled -- (inhabited by colonists)
       => inhabited (vs. uninhabited) -- (having inhabitants; lived in; "the inhabited regions of the earth")

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