Meaning of “populate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /ˈpɒpjəleɪt/
be populated

If an area is populated by people or animals, they live in that area:

The countryside is densely/sparsely populated (= there are many/few people).
The forest was populated by rare and colourful birds.

(Definition of “populate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)