Definition of Naturalize

1. Verb. Make into a citizen. "The French family was naturalized last year"

Exact synonyms: Naturalise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Entails: Immigrate
Derivative terms: Naturalisation, Naturalization
Antonyms: Denaturalize



2. Verb. Explain with reference to nature.
Generic synonyms: Explain, Explicate

3. Verb. Adopt to another place. "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"
Exact synonyms: Naturalise
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Derivative terms: Naturalisation, Naturalization

4. Verb. Make more natural or lifelike.
Exact synonyms: Naturalise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Naturalisation, Naturalization
Antonyms: Denaturalize

5. Verb. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment. "Tame the soil"
Exact synonyms: Cultivate, Domesticate, Naturalise, Tame
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Derivative terms: Naturalisation, Naturalisation, Naturalization, Naturalization

Definition of Naturalize

1. v. t. To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.

2. v. i. To become as if native.

Definition of Naturalize

1. Verb. To grant citizenship to someone born abroad ¹

2. Verb. To acclimatize an animal or plant ¹

3. Verb. To make to appear more natural ¹

4. Verb. To limit explanations of a phenomenon to naturalistic ones and exclude supernatural ones ¹

5. Verb. (context: linguistics) To make (a word) a natural part of (the language) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naturalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Literary usage of Naturalize

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1. Immigration: Its Evils and Consequences by Samuel Clagett Busey (1856)
"UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR STATES TO naturalize ALIENS. ... Again, if a State can naturalize an alien, it can confer citizenship upon a person who is not a ..."

2. An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States: Especially by John Norton Pomeroy, Edmund Hatch Bennett (1886)
"The court in a hasty manner expressed an opinion that the power to naturalize was concurrent; but they overlooked the fact that this law was enacted during ..."

3. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"I. a. to nationalize; to naturalize; 11. refl. to adopt the manner« of a nation; ... or jro ten — machen, to naturalize; sur untern ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1921)
"Power of Congress to naturalize Aliens and Establish Criteria of Citizenship. The Constitution provides that " all persons born or naturalized in the United ..."

5. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1871)
"... Bill to naturalize Foreigners—Bill to remove the Seat of Government—That to Abolish Entails passed—Bill for a General Revision of the Laws—This passes, ..."

6. Federal Procedure at Law: A Treatise on the Procedure in Suits at Common Law by Chrisenberry Lee Bates (1908)
"Jurisdiction to naturalize aliens as citizens of the United States. — The circuit courts are vested with jurisdiction, concurrent with the district courts, ..."

7. The Control of American Foreign Relations by Quincy Wright (1922)
"Power of Congress to naturalize Aliens and Establish Criteria of Citizenship. The Constitution provides that " all persons born or naturalized in the United ..."

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