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Naturalize   Listen
verb
Naturalize  v. t.  (past & past part. naturalized; pres. part. naturalizing)  
1.
To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.
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.
3.
To receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words.
4.
To adapt; to accustom; to habituate; to acclimate; to cause to grow as under natural conditions. "Its wearer suggested that pears and peaches might yet be naturalized in the New England climate."






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"Naturalize" Quotes from Famous Books



... up one's abode, take up one's quarters; plant oneself, establish oneself, locate oneself; squat, perch, hive, se nicher [Fr.], bivouac, burrow, get a footing; encamp, pitch one's tent; put up at, put up one's horses at; keep house. endenizen^, naturalize, adopt. put back, replace &c (restore) 660. Adj. placed &c v.; situate, posited, ensconced, imbedded, embosomed^, rooted; domesticated; vested in, unremoved^. moored ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... of this artificial type. After Scott's outdoor romances appeared, Cooper discovered his talent, and wrote The Spy and the Leather-Stocking tales. Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen began to improve or naturalize the English novel before Scott attempted it.] That Scott was influenced by this inane fashion appears plainly in some of his characters, his fine ladies especially, who pose and sentimentalize till we are mortally weary of them; but this influence passed when he discovered his real power, which ...
— Outlines of English and American Literature • William J. Long



Words linked to "Naturalize" :   immigrate, naturalise, naturalization, plant, accommodate, flora, change, alter, explicate, adapt, domesticate, plant life, modify, denaturalize, cultivate, explain



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