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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.

naturalize

(ˈnætʃrəˌlaɪz; -tʃərə-) or

naturalise

vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to give citizenship to (a person of foreign birth)
2. to be or cause to be adopted in another place, as a word, custom, etc
3. (Biology) (tr) to introduce (a plant or animal from another region) and cause it to adapt to local conditions
4. (Botany) (intr) (of a plant or animal) to adapt successfully to a foreign environment and spread there
5. (tr) to explain (something unusual) with reference to nature, excluding the supernatural
6. (tr) to make natural or more lifelike
ˌnaturaliˈzation, ˌnaturaliˈsation n

nat•u•ral•ize

(ˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz, ˈnætʃ rə-)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen.
2. to introduce (plants, birds, etc.) into a region and cause them to flourish as if native.
3. to introduce or adopt (foreign practices, words, etc.) into a country or into general use.
4. to bring into conformity with nature.
5. to regard or explain as natural rather than supernatural.
6. to adapt or accustom to a place or to new surroundings.
v.i.
7. to become naturalized.
8. to adapt as if native to a new environment, set of circumstances, etc.
9. to study or carry on research in natural history.
[1585–95]
nat`u•ral•i•za′tion, n.
nat′u•ral•iz`er, n.

nat·u·ral·ize

(năch′ər-ə-līz′)
To adapt or accustom a plant or animal to living in a region to which it is not native. Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia but have become naturalized in many other parts of the world.

naturalize


Past participle: naturalized
Gerund: naturalizing

Imperative
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Present
I naturalize
you naturalize
he/she/it naturalizes
we naturalize
you naturalize
they naturalize
Preterite
I naturalized
you naturalized
he/she/it naturalized
we naturalized
you naturalized
they naturalized
Present Continuous
I am naturalizing
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he/she/it is naturalizing
we are naturalizing
you are naturalizing
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Present Perfect
I have naturalized
you have naturalized
he/she/it has naturalized
we have naturalized
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Past Continuous
I was naturalizing
you were naturalizing
he/she/it was naturalizing
we were naturalizing
you were naturalizing
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Past Perfect
I had naturalized
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he/she/it had naturalized
we had naturalized
you had naturalized
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Future
I will naturalize
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Future Perfect
I will have naturalized
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Future Continuous
I will be naturalizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been naturalizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been naturalizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been naturalizing
you had been naturalizing
he/she/it had been naturalizing
we had been naturalizing
you had been naturalizing
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Conditional
I would naturalize
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Past Conditional
I would have naturalized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.naturalize - make into a citizen; "The French family was naturalized last year"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
denaturalise, denaturalize - strip of the rights and duties of citizenship; "The former Nazi was denaturalized"
2.naturalize - explain with reference to nature
explain, explicate - make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students"
3.naturalize - adopt to another place; "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
4.naturalize - make more natural or lifelike
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
denaturalise, denaturalize - make less natural or unnatural
5.naturalize - adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

naturalize

verb
1. domesticate, establish, introduce, adapt, acclimatize The plant has been cultivated and naturalized all over the world.
2. grant citizenship to, enfranchise, give a passport to We are naturalized British citizens.
Translations
honosít

naturalize

[ˈnætʃrəlaɪz]
A. VT [+ person] → naturalizar; [+ plant, animal] → aclimatar, establecer
to become naturalized [person] → naturalizarse; [plant, animal] → aclimatarse, establecerse
B. VI [person] → naturalizarse; [plant etc] → aclimatarse, establecerse

naturalize

[ˈnætʃərəlaɪz] naturalise (British) vt
[+ person] → naturaliser
to become naturalized [person] → se faire naturaliser
[+ plant] → acclimater

naturalize

vt
personeinbürgern, naturalisieren; to become naturalizedeingebürgert werden
animal, plantsheimisch machen; wordeinbürgern; to become naturalizedheimisch werden/sich einbürgern

naturalize

[ˈnætʃrəˌlaɪz] vt to be naturalized (person) → naturalizzarsi
to become naturalized (animal, plant) → acclimatarsi
References in classic literature ?
And besides, though they have not had that usage, to naturalize liberally, yet they have that which is next to it; that is, to employ, almost indifferently, all nations in their militia of ordinary soldiers; yea, and sometimes in their highest commands.
The INS Los Angeles District naturalizes people in their 90s or older about once a year, Rogers said.
Freesia naturalizes reliably only in mild-winter areas of Arizona and California; flowers are smaller the second year.