naturalize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈnætʃ(ə)rəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theynaturalize
he/she/itnaturalizes
present participlenaturalizing
past tensenaturalized
past participlenaturalized
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to allow someone who was not born in a particular country to become an official citizen of that country
  2. 2
    to encourage plants to grow or animals to live in an area where they are not usually found

derived word

naturalization

 

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/ˌnætʃ(ə)rəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]