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naturalize (v.)

1550s, "admit (an alien) to rights of a citizen" (implied in naturalized), from natural (adj.) in its etymological sense of "by birth" + -ize. In some instances from French naturaliser. Of words or expressions, "adopt as native or vernacular," 1590s. Of plants or animals, "introduce and acclimatize in places or situations where they are not indigenous," by 1708. Related: Naturalizing.

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Definitions of naturalize from WordNet

naturalize (v.)
make into a citizen;
The French family was naturalized last year
Synonyms: naturalise
naturalize (v.)
explain with reference to nature;
naturalize (v.)
adopt to another place;
The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
Synonyms: naturalise
naturalize (v.)
make more natural or lifelike;
Synonyms: naturalise
naturalize (v.)
adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment;
Synonyms: domesticate / cultivate / naturalise / tame
From wordnet.princeton.edu