What does naturalize mean?

Definitions for naturalizeˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz, ˈnætʃ rə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word naturalize.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of naturalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of naturalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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