Naturalized
Naturalize Nat"u*ral*ize (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Naturalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Naturalizing}.] [Cf. F. naturaliser. See {Natural}.] 1. To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study. [1913 Webster]

2. To confer the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen on; to make as if native; to adopt, as a foreigner into a nation or state, and place in the condition of a native subject. [1913 Webster]

3. To receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words. [1913 Webster]

4. To adapt; to accustom; to habituate; to acclimate; to cause to grow as under natural conditions. [1913 Webster]

Its wearer suggested that pears and peaches might yet be naturalized in the New England climate. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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  • naturalized — aturalized adj. 1. Acclimated to a new environment; introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation; of plants or animals not native to a location. [WordNet sense 1 & 3] Syn: domesticated, nonnative. [WordNet 1.5] 2. planted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naturalized — (Amer.) adj. planted in order to give an effect that it grows as if native; (of animals) established in order to live wild as if native and originating from in a place where it is not indigenous (also naturalised) naturalize (Amer.)… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • naturalized — naturalize nat‧u‧ral‧ize [ˈnætʆrəlaɪz] also naturalise verb be naturalized if someone who was born outside the country they now live in is naturalized, they become a citizen of the country they are living in: • More than 100,000 immigrants were… …   Financial and business terms

  • naturalized — nat|u|ral|ized [ nætʃərə,laızd ] adjective 1. ) a naturalized citizen is someone who has officially become a citizen of a country in which they were not born 2. ) a naturalized plant or animal is one that grows or lives in an area that people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • naturalized — UK [ˈnætʃ(ə)rəlaɪzd] / US [ˈnætʃərəˌlaɪzd] adjective 1) a naturalized citizen is someone who has officially become a citizen of a country in which they were not born 2) a naturalized plant or animal is one that grows or lives in an area that… …   English dictionary

  • naturalized — adj. Naturalized is used with these nouns: ↑citizen …   Collocations dictionary

  • naturalized — [[t]næ̱tʃərəlaɪzd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A naturalized citizen of a particular country is someone who has legally become a citizen of that country, although they were not born there. (in BRIT, also use naturalised) …   English dictionary

  • naturalized — un·naturalized; …   English syllables

  • naturalized — adjective 1. introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑established • Similar to: ↑foreign, ↑strange 2. planted so as to give an effect of wild growth drifts of naturalized daffodils …   Useful english dictionary

  • naturalized — Synonyms and related words: Americanized, Anglicized, acclimated, acclimatized, accommodated, acculturated, acculturized, accustomed, adapted, adjusted, adopted, assimilated, case hardened, changed, conditioned, converted, experienced,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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