- 1 (often be/become naturalized) Admit (a foreigner) to the citizenship of a country: he was born in a foreign country and had never been naturalized (as adjective naturalized) a naturalized U.S. citizen born in GermanyMore example sentences
grant citizenship to, make a citizen, enfranchise, give a passport to
- Locke was not the first naturalized foreigner to serve in the Taiwan military.
- The United States defended its right to naturalize foreigners and rejected Britain's claim that it could legitimately practice impressment on the high seas.
- He is a naturalised US citizen born in Jordan.
- 1.1 [no object] (Of a foreigner) be admitted to the citizenship of a country: the opportunity to naturalize as AmericanMore example sentences
- Mark had naturalized as a citizen when his mother gained her citizenship.
- Politically and legally, this transformation takes place when we become citizens, when we naturalize.
- They urged immigrants to learn English and to naturalize.
- 1.2Alter (an adopted foreign word) so that it conforms more closely to the phonology or orthography of the adopting language: the stoccafisso of Liguria was naturalized in Nice as stocoficadaMore example sentences
- Eravalu Padakosha, a dictionary of loan words that have been naturalised in Kannada, runs to 250 pages and it does not include words of Sanskrit and Prakrit origin.
- When he has Virgil say, ‘There's not much time to lose, so make it presto,’ we might think that he is here latching on to what could be a gift to the translator, a word used by Dante which is also naturalised in English.
- And, what should it do now that the terminology has been naturalized into the vernacular?
- 2 (usually as adjective naturalized) Biology Establish (a plant or animal) so that it lives wild in a region where it is not indigenous: native and naturalized species black mustard has become naturalized in AmericaMore example sentences
- The field and herbarium study permitted us to document aposematism in the native and naturalized vascular flora of the region.
- Sigesbeckia orientalis and S. jorullensis are not indigenous to Europe, but both species are naturalized.
- Of recently naturalized species, some have rapidly changing ranges and rapidly changing local abundances.
- 2.1(With reference to a cultivated plant) establish or become established in a natural situation: [with object]: this species of crocus naturalizes itself very easilyMore example sentences
establish, introduce, acclimatize, domesticate; acclimate
- Of all the garden plants that can be naturalized, bulbs create the fewest problems.
- All of these bulbs have naturalized; they now spread across the hillside.
- This is one of the best bulb plants for naturalizing.
- 3Regard as or cause to appear natural: although women do more child care than men, feminists should beware of naturalizing that factMore example sentences
- Development theories complement official development policies, and also naturalise and legitimise underdevelopment.
- These dynamics become naturalised, made invisible by their ubiquity.
- Once the life-death cycle became established in the womb of humanity, death became naturalised and perceived as a decent and an acceptable commodity for an increasing range of human problems and human needs.
- 3.1Explain (a phenomenon) in a naturalistic way.More example sentences
- Against any tendency to naturalize evil, Julian sees evil as profoundly unnatural, unkind.
- Landscape has relevance here because it naturalises in material form the values of the powerful, marking out moral geographies that exclude and exile feared social groups.
- He is successful to the extent that he can define himself as national spokesman in order to naturalize the nation as family metaphor.
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- The government's proposals on a test for English as a condition for naturalisation is one of those details we need to look at more carefully.
- The process of migration, acculturation, and naturalization for immigrants to the United States is, under the best of circumstances, traumatic.
- The most common routes to dual citizenship are birth, marriage, or naturalization.
mid 16th century: from French naturaliser, from Old French natural (see natural).