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

  • They urged immigrants to learn English and to naturalize.
  • Against any tendency to naturalize evil, Julian sees evil as profoundly unnatural, unkind.
  • 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 escaped from the fields and naturalized in the fencerows. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden
  • European hawkweed having flower heads with bright orange-red rays; a troublesome weed especially as naturalized in northeastern North America; sometimes placed in genus Hieracium.
  • Why hasn't he taken the plunge and become naturalized and enabled himself to be in a better position to do something about this by voting?
  • In other words, the natural world becomes visible only to the extent that it has been colored; that is, troped by our desire, which denaturalizes it, turns it into the trope through which it signifies itself.
  • But at the same time, they are designed to naturalize death, presenting us with bodies that are slowly and unhorrifically becoming undifferentiated organic matter.
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