Naturalizing
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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