Associations to the word «Naturalize»

Wiktionary

NATURALIZE, verb. To grant citizenship to someone not born a citizen
NATURALIZE, verb. To acclimatize an animal or plant
NATURALIZE, verb. To make natural
NATURALIZE, verb. To limit explanations of a phenomenon to naturalistic ones and exclude supernatural ones
NATURALIZE, verb. (linguistics) To make (a word) a natural part of the language.

Dictionary definition

NATURALIZE, verb. Make into a citizen; "The French family was naturalized last year".
NATURALIZE, verb. Explain with reference to nature.
NATURALIZE, verb. Adopt to another place; "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting".
NATURALIZE, verb. Make more natural or lifelike.
NATURALIZE, verb. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil".

Wise words

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