naturalization naturalization  /ˈnæt ʃə rə lə ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
  2. (n) the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
  3. (n) the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
  4. (n) changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology



  • Indeed, Minvielle says the main motivation for his naturalization was to show gratitude to a Dutch society that makes no distinction between gay and heterosexual marriages.


  1. Out of Print

    Thursday, June 13 Richmond Fontaine, Ian Moore [LOCAL GOLD] Were there a naturalization test for new Portlanders, at least one Richmond Fontaine question would make the Scantron test. Perhaps: “Is Richmond Fontaine A) One of the tightest and most face-melting groups in Portland, B) Fronted by arguably the best lyricist in the city, C) An alt-country institution coming up on its 20th anniversary ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Willamette Week

  2. Raley Field Hosts Naturalization Ceremony As New Citizens Sworn In

    Hundreds of people were sworn in Wednesday at a naturalization ceremony held at Raley Field in West Sacramento.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS Sacramento

  3. Boehner: Congress can do immigration this year

    Immigrants raise their hands as they take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the Department of Justice in Washington on May 28. A bipartisan immigration bill would create a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in this country illegally.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: 22 WSBT South Bend

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  1. "If we don't stop the fast naturalization of players in some countries, this will be a real danger," Blatter said. "There [are] 60 million footballers in Brazil but only 11 places in their national team."
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Sepp Blatter Source: Taipei Times

  2. "Taking everything into consideration, I have reached the conclusion that the naturalization decision of 1997 identifies Ayaan Hirsi Ali sufficiently and thus she did indeed correctly receive Dutch citizenship," Verdonk wrote.
    on Jun 27, 2006 By: Rita Verdonk Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "We believe that CJ may not possess some of the qualifications which we are looking for in the player who will be bestowed citizenship by naturalization," said Eala.
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Noli Eala Source:

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