[ UK /nˈæt‍ʃəɹəlˌa‍ɪz/ ]
  1. make more natural or lifelike
  2. make into a citizen
    The French family was naturalized last year
  3. adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    tame the soil
    domesticate oats
  4. adopt to another place
    The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
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How To Use naturalise In A Sentence

  • They urged immigrants to learn English and to naturalize.
  • Einstein gave up his German citizenship in 1932 and became a naturalised American citizen in 1940.
  • They are best left undisturbed where they will naturalise and multiply. Times, Sunday Times
  • Against any tendency to naturalize evil, Julian sees evil as profoundly unnatural, unkind.
  • The security forces have had to recruit and naturalise foreign Sunni Muslims – some of whom are decried as mercenaries – to make up the numbers. Bahrain: No conflict. Plenty of interest | Editorial
  • No Arab state wanted to naturalise the newcomers, but their level of rights has varied from place to place.
  • Shahzad, a recently naturalized U.S. citizen living in Connecticut, was taken off an airliner bound for the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates about 53 hours after the attempted bombing, authorities said. Times Square bomb suspect Shahzad said to implicate himself; probe expands to Pakistan
  • Also called bird's-eye, it has naturalized and often grows in grassy or bare areas.
  • Eurasian plant widely naturalized as a weed in North America; used as salad greens and to make wine.
  • The plant naturalises well in grass.
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