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 for Populate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Populate \Pop"u*late\, a. [L. populus people. See People.]
     Populous. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Populate \Pop"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Populated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Populating.]
     To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by
     immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to
     people.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Populate \Pop"u*late\, v. i.
     To propagate. [Obs.]
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           Great shoals of people which go on to populate.
                                                    --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  populate
      v 1: inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in
           Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the
           islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells
           near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the
           woods" [syn: populate, dwell, live, inhabit]
      2: fill with inhabitants; "populate the forest with deer and
         wild boar for hunting"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "populate":
     anchor, billet at, bivouac, burrow, camp, colonize, come to anchor,
     denizen, domesticate, drop anchor, dwell in, empeople, ensconce,
     establish residence, hive, inhabit, keep house, live at, live in,
     locate, moor, move, nest, occupy, park, people, perch, plant,
     relocate, reside, reside in, roost, set up housekeeping,
     set up shop, settle, settle down, settle in, sit down, squat,
     stand, stay at, strike root, take residence at, take root,
     take up residence
  
  

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