Naturalize meaning

năchər-ə-līz, năchrə-
To grant full citizenship to (one of foreign birth).
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To adopt (something foreign, such as a custom or a word from another language) into general use.
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To introduce and establish (a species) in an environment to which it is not native.

European birds that became naturalized in North America.

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To explain (an occurrence, for example) by natural causes in contrast to supernatural causes.
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To become naturalized or acclimated.
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To confer the rights of citizenship upon (an alien)
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To adopt and make common (a custom, word, etc.) from another country or place.
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To adapt (a plant or animal) to a new environment; acclimate.
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To explain (occurrences) by natural law, rejecting supernatural influence.
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To make natural or less artificial; free from conventionality.
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To become naturalized, or as if native.
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To study nature.
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To introduce and establish a species in an environment to which it is not native.

European birds that became naturalized in North America.

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To establish a nonnative species in a region where it is able to reproduce successfully and live alongside native species in the wild. Naturalized species may be introduced intentionally or unintentionally. Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia but have become naturalized in many other parts of the world.
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To grant citizenship to someone not born a citizen.
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To acclimatize an animal or plant.
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To make natural.

Custom naturalizes labour or study.

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To limit explanations of a phenomenon to naturalistic ones and exclude supernatural ones.
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(linguistics) To make (a word) a natural part of (the language)

English speakers have naturalized the French word "café".

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Origin of naturalize

  • 1585-95, from natural + -ize

    From Wiktionary