HyperDic: naturalization

English > 4 senses of the word naturalization:
NOUNattributenaturalization, naturalisationthe quality of being brought into conformity with nature
actnaturalization, naturalisationthe proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
actnaturalization, naturalisationthe introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
actnaturalization, naturalisationchanging the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
naturalization > pronunciation
Soundsnae'cherahlahzey'shahn; nae'chrahlahzey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > naturalization: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being brought into conformity with nature.
Synonymnaturalisation
BroadernaturalnessThe quality of being natural or based on natural principles
Verbsnaturalizemake more natural or lifelike
naturalizeadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
English > naturalization: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship.
Synonymnaturalisation
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderproceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Spanishnaturalización
Catalannaturalització
Verbsnaturalizemake into a citizen
English > naturalization: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous.
Synonymnaturalisation
Broaderintroduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entryThe act of beginning something new
Verbsnaturalizeadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
English > naturalization: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningchanging the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology.
Example"the naturalization in English of many Italian words"
Synonymnaturalisation
Broaderborrowing, adoptionThe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source / source
Verbsnaturalizeadopt to another place

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