naturalize


naturalize
nat·u·ral·ize /'na-chə-rə-ˌlīz/ vt -ized, -iz·ing: to admit (a person) to citizenship
nat·u·ral·iza·tion /ˌna-chə-rə-lə-'zā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

naturalize
I (acclimate) verb accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, assimilate, become habituated, cultivate a habit, familiarize, fit the pattern, get used to, habituate, harmonize, inure, learn a habit, make easy, make natural, normalize, regularize II (make a citizen) verb accept as a citizen, admit citizenship, adopt, adopt as a citizen, adopt into a nation, assimilate, citizenize, confer privileges of a native citizen, confer rights of citizenship, denizenize, endow with rights of citizenship, extend citizenship to an alien, homini civitatem dare, nationalize, place in the condition of natural born subjects III index adopt, inure (accustom)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


naturalize
v.
To become a citizen of a country other than one’s place of birth.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • naturalize — nat‧u‧ral‧ize [ˈnætʆrəlaɪz] also naturalise verb be naturalized if someone who was born outside the country they now live in is naturalized, they become a citizen of the country they are living in: • More than 100,000 immigrants were recently… …   Financial and business terms

  • Naturalize — Nat u*ral*ize (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Naturalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Naturalizing}.] [Cf. F. naturaliser. See {Natural}.] 1. To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study. [1913 Webster] 2. To confer the rights and privileges of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Naturalize — Nat u*ral*ize, v. i. 1. To become as if native. [1913 Webster] 2. To explain phenomena by natural agencies or laws, to the exclusion of the supernatural. [1913 Webster] Infected by this naturalizing tendency. H. Bushnell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naturalize — (v.) admit (an alien) to rights of a citizen, 1550s (implied in naturalized), from NATURAL (Cf. natural) (adj.) in its etymological sense of by birth + IZE (Cf. ize); in some instances from M.Fr. naturaliser, from natural. Of things, from 1620s;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • naturalize — (Amer.) nat·u·ral·ize || nætʃrÉ™laɪz v. confer citizenship; become a citizen; make into a citizen; adapt to the environment, adjust; acclimate, acclimatize; (Botany) cause a plant to become established and grow as if native (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • naturalize — (also naturalise) ► VERB 1) admit (a foreigner) to the citizenship of a country. 2) introduce (a non native plant or animal) into a region and establish it in the wild. 3) alter (an adopted foreign word) so that it conforms more closely to the… …   English terms dictionary

  • naturalize — [nach′ər əl īz΄, nach′rə līz΄] vt. naturalized, naturalizing [Fr naturaliser: see NATURAL & IZE] 1. to confer the rights of citizenship upon (an alien) 2. to adopt and make common (a custom, word, etc.) from another country or place 3. to adapt… …   English World dictionary

  • naturalize — naturalization, n. naturalizer, n. /nach euhr euh luyz , nach reuh /, v., naturalized, naturalizing. v.t. 1. to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen. 2. to introduce (organisms) into a region and cause them to flourish as …   Universalium

  • naturalize — [[t]næ̱tʃərəlaɪz[/t]] naturalizes, naturalizing, naturalized (in BRIT, also use naturalise) 1) V ERG To naturalize a species of plant means to start it growing in an area where it is not usually found. If a plant naturalizes in an area where it… …   English dictionary

  • naturalize — UK [ˈnætʃ(ə)rəlaɪz] / US [ˈnætʃ(ə)rəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms naturalize : present tense I/you/we/they naturalize he/she/it naturalizes present participle naturalizing past tense naturalized past participle naturalized 1) [usually… …   English dictionary


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