Colonial rhetoric was often virtuous: colonizers would bring civilization to benighted Africans.
Now, many Han Chinese view Tibetans as dangerous ingrates who have bitten the hand of their benevolent Chinese colonizers.
The other five were all D-class colonizers, built during the Expansion when large populations were moved.
As colonizers of a new world they were confident in their own strength.
The Spanish were not only the first conquerors of the New World, and its first colonizers, but also its first civilizers.
The Dutch were ever colonizers and knew just how to plan and prepare a settlement.
After these came many competing explorers and colonizers, all of whose fortunes directly depended on the sea.
If the country was thickly settled there would be no room for colonizers.
He was one, of the ablest of the second generation of colonizers in New Spain.
Among the Sacs, "Checagau" was the name of one of their valiant warriors and colonizers, and meant "He that stands by the tree."
1620s, "to settle with colonists," from stem of Latin colonus "tiller of the soil, farmer" (see colony); in sense "to make another place into a national dependency" without regard for settlement there by 1790s (e.g. in reference to French activity in Egypt or British work in India), and probably directly from colony.
No principle ought ever to be tolerated or acted upon, that does not proceed on the basis of India being considered as the temporary residence of a great British Establishment, for the good government of the country, upon steady and uniform principles, and of a large British factory, for the beneficial management of its trade, upon rules applicable to the state and manners of the country. [Henry Dundas, Chairman of the East-India Company, letter, April 2, 1800]Related: Colonized; colonizing.