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nat·u·ral·ize

 (năch′ər-ə-līz′, năch′rə-)
v. nat·u·ral·ized, nat·u·ral·iz·ing, nat·u·ral·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To grant full citizenship to (one of foreign birth).
2. To adopt (something foreign, such as a custom or a word from another language) into general use.
3. To introduce and establish (a species) in an environment to which it is not native: European birds that became naturalized in North America.
4. To explain (an occurrence, for example) by natural causes in contrast to supernatural causes.
v.intr.
To become naturalized or acclimated.

nat′u·ral·iz′a·ble adj.
nat′u·ral·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

naturalization

the process of assuming or being granted citizenship of a country, usually a country other than that of the person’s origin.
See also: Foreigners
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naturalization - the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
naturalness - the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"
2.naturalization - the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.naturalization - the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
first appearance, introduction, debut, entry, launching, unveiling - the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
4.naturalization - changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology; "the naturalization in English of many Italian words"
borrowing, adoption - the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
Translations
naturalizacja

naturalization

[ˌnætʃrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən]
A. Nnaturalización f
B. CPD naturalization papers NPLcarta fsing de ciudadanía

naturalization

[ˌnætʃərəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] naturalisation (British) n
[person] → naturalisation f
[species, plant] → acclimatation f

naturalization

nNaturalisierung f, → Einbürgerung f; naturalization papersEinbürgerungsurkunde f

naturalization

[ˌnætʃrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] n (see vb) → naturalizzazione f; (XXX) → acclimatazione f
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