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Verb: naturalize  'na-chu-ru,lIz
  1. Make into a citizen
    "The French family was naturalized last year";
    - naturalise [Brit]
     
  2. Explain with reference to nature
    - naturalise [Brit]
     
  3. Adopt to another place
    "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting";
    - naturalise [Brit]
     
  4. Make more natural or lifelike
    - naturalise [Brit]
     
  5. Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    - domesticate, cultivate, naturalise [Brit], tame

Derived forms: naturalized, naturalizes, naturalizing

Type of: accommodate, adapt, alter, change, explain, explicate, modify

Antonym: denaturalize

Encyclopedia: Naturalize