naturalize naturalize  /ˈnæ tʃə rə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) make into a citizen
  2. (v) explain with reference to nature
  3. (v) adopt to another place
  4. (v) make more natural or lifelike
  5. (v) adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment




  • Said he could not think of a better day to naturalize American citizens than July 4, or a better place to do it than Iraq.


  • At New Britain Stadium, 20 Become Citizens On Eve Of July 4

    Follow Your Town News On The Courant's New Britain Facebook Page NEW BRITAIN — Saline Steele took a longer route than most to arrive at New Britain Stadium Wednesday evening to become a naturalized American citizen.        
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant


  1. "I've called (the authorities) and said that if there are some players who are playing well we should naturalize them," Romanian Football Federation head Mircea Sandu said Wednesday.
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Mircea Sandu Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. While expressing openness to discuss the issue of Palestinian rights, Gemayel told reporters that "there is a veiled attempt to naturalize Palestinians."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Amin Gemayel Source: Naharnet

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