HyperDic: naturalize

English > 5 senses of the word naturalize:
VERBchangenaturalize, naturalisemake into a citizen
communicationnaturalizeexplain with reference to nature
changenaturalize, naturaliseadopt to another place
changenaturalize, naturalisemake more natural or lifelike
changenaturalize, domesticate, cultivate, naturalise, tameadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
naturalize > pronunciation
Soundsnae'cherahlay.z; nae'chrahlay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > naturalize: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake into a citizen.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The French family was naturalized last year"
Synonymnaturalise
EntailsimmigrateCome into a new country and change residency
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedenaturalize, denaturalisestrip of the rights and duties of citizenship
Spanishnaturalizarse, naturalizar
Catalannaturalitzar
Nounsnaturalizationthe proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
English > naturalize: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningexplain with reference to nature.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderexplain, explicatemake plain and comprehensible
English > naturalize: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningAdopt to another place.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"
Synonymnaturalise
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Spanishnaturalizar
Catalannaturalitzar
Nounsnaturalizationchanging the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
English > naturalize: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake more natural or lifelike.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymnaturalise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedenaturalize, denaturalisemake less natural or unnatural
Catalannaturalitzar
Nounsnaturalizationthe quality of being brought into conformity with nature
English > naturalize: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdomesticate, cultivate, naturalise, tame
Categoryplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Spanishaclimatarse, naturalizar
Catalanaclimatar-se, naturalitzar
Nounsnaturalizationthe introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
naturalizationthe quality of being brought into conformity with nature

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