Populate vs Reside - What's the difference?

populate | reside |

As verbs the difference between populate and reside

is that populate is to supply with inhabitants; to people while reside is .

As an adjective populate

is (obsolete) populous.




  • 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 .


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) populous
  • (Francis Bacon)




  • To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to remain for a long time.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=6 citation , passage=The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks?; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]}}
  • To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
  • To sink; to settle, as sediment.
  • See also

    * abide * dwell * live * stay


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