1. [ verb ] (housing) make one's home or live in
Synonyms: live reside dwell inhabit domicile domiciliate people shack

"There are only 250,000 people in Iceland" "I live in a 200-year old house" "These people inhabited all the islands that are now deserted" "The plains are sparsely populated"

Related terms: be camp occupy lodge board cohabit overpopulate neighbor rusticate live_in live_out people dwelling population resident inhabitant hovel residency inhabitancy liver
2. [ verb ] fill with people or supply with inhabitants
Synonyms: people

"people a room" "The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country"

Related terms: fill people population
Similar spelling:   populated