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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
References in classic literature ?
I shall confine myself to a cursory review of the remaining powers comprehended under this third description, to wit: to regulate commerce among the several States and the Indian tribes; to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin and secureties of the United States; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws of bankruptcy, to prescribe the manner in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State shall be proved, and the effect they shall have in other States; and to establish post offices and post roads.
The dissimilarity in the rules of naturalization has long been remarked as a fault in our system, and as laying a foundation for intricate and delicate questions.
By all means it is to be procured, that the trunk of Nebuchadnezzar's tree of monarchy, be great enough to bear the branches and the boughs; that is, that the natural subjects of the crown or state, bear a sufficient proportion to the stranger subjects, that they govern.Therefore all states that are liberal of naturalization towards strangers, are fit for empire.
The third will be found in that clause which declares that Congress shall have power "to establish an UNIFORM RULE of naturalization throughout the United States." This must necessarily be exclusive; because if each State had power to prescribe a DISTINCT RULE, there could not be a UNIFORM RULE.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws of Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
As a precautionary measure, therefore, he required that the voyageurs, as they were about to enter into the service of an American association, and to reside within the limits of the United States, should take the oaths of naturalization as American citizens.
When Jurgis had been working about three weeks at Brown's, there had come to him one noontime a man who was employed as a night watchman, and who asked him if he would not like to take out naturalization papers and become a citizen.
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
It then comes to light that you made a misrepresentation during the naturalization process.
Khartoum, May 21 (SUNA) - The Director General of the Police Forces has issued a decision establishing a specialized technical committee to examine and review all the documents of the Sudanese nationality by naturalization that were granted under Article 9 of the Sudanese Nationality Act.
As many as 502 foreign spouses have been naturalized as Taiwanese citizens in the past two years, after the authorities loosened naturalization requirements for people who have got a divorce due to suffering domestic violence, who have lost their spouse, or who have children under the age of 18, said the Ministry of Interior (MOI) via a press statement.