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naturalize

nat·u·ral·ize

naturalize

 
pronunciation:
nae ch r laIz [or] naech r laIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: naturalized, naturalizes, naturalizing
definition: to make someone a citizen; give the rights of a citizen to someone.
The judge naturalized a large group of people who had moved to the United States from other countries.
derivations: naturalized (adj.), naturalization (n.)
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  • naturalization:
    the process of becoming a citizen of a country.
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