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To supply with inhabitants; to people
To live in; to inhabit
To fill initially empty items in a collection

John clicked the Search button and waited for the list to populate.

To propagate
To populate an area means to cause people to live there. Successive regimes annexed the region and populated it with lowland people. if an area is populated by a particular group of people, they live there
If an area is populated by certain people or animals, those people or animals live there, often in large numbers. Before all this the island was populated by native American Arawaks. native Sindhis, who populate the surrounding villages. = inhabit + populated popu·lat·ed The southeast is the most densely populated area + -populated -populated Shelling from federal army tanks razed half the houses in the Croat-populated part of Glina
To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people
fill with people or supply with inhabitants; "people a room"; "The government wanted to populate the remote area of the country"
{v} to breed or increase in people
{f} inhabit, reside in; settle, establish a home
in computing, to fill initially empty items in a list
make one's home or live in; "She resides officially 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"
Supplied with inhabitants or content
Simple past tense and past participle of populate
furnished with inhabitants; "the area is well populated"; "forests populated with all kinds of wild life
{s} inhabited, lived in; settled, established as a residence
Past tense and past participle of populate
present participle of populate