Definitions for naturalizeˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz, ˈnætʃ rə-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. naturalize, naturalise(verb)

    make into a citizen

    "The French family was naturalized last year"

  2. naturalize(verb)

    explain with reference to nature

  3. naturalize, naturalise(verb)

    adopt to another place

    "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"

  4. naturalize, naturalise(verb)

    make more natural or lifelike

  5. domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame(verb)

    adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

    "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. naturalize(Verb)

    To grant citizenship to someone born abroad

  2. naturalize(Verb)

    To acclimatize an animal or plant

  3. naturalize(Verb)

    To make to appear more natural

  4. naturalize(Verb)

    To limit explanations of a phenomenon to naturalistic ones and exclude supernatural ones

  5. naturalize(Verb)

    To make (a word) a natural part of (the language)

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Naturalize(verb)

    to make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study

  2. Naturalize(verb)

    to confer the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen on; to make as if native; to adopt, as a foreigner into a nation or state, and place in the condition of a native subject

  3. Naturalize(verb)

    to receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words

  4. Naturalize(verb)

    to adapt; to accustom; to habituate; to acclimate; to cause to grow as under natural conditions

  5. Naturalize(verb)

    to become as if native

  6. Naturalize(verb)

    to explain phenomena by natural agencies or laws, to the exclusion of the supernatural

  7. Origin: [Cf. F. naturaliser. See Natural.]

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