- To grant citizenship to someone not born a citizen
- To acclimatize an animal or plant
- To make natural
- Custom naturalizes labour or study.
- To limit explanations of a phenomenon to naturalistic ones and exclude supernatural ones
- (linguistics) To make (a word) a natural part of the language.
- In English, foreign words are typically written in italics until they are naturalized.
- English speakers have naturalized the French word "café".
- To study nature.
- 1854, Somerton, The heiress of Somerton, page 226:
- Well, any way, Doctor, we will make an appointment for a whole day here next spring ; we will botanize, herbarize and naturalize to our hearts' content, from morn till night."
to grant citizenship
to acclimatize an animal or plant — see acclimatize
linguistics: to make a natural part of a language
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