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      vb   tr  
1    often passive   to live in; inhabit  
2    to provide a population for; colonize or people  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin populare to provide with inhabitants, from Latin populus people)  
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colonize, inhabit, live in, occupy, people, settle  

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populate vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data

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