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Naturalise

verb
1.
Adopt to another place.  Synonym: naturalize.
2.
Make more natural or lifelike.  Synonym: naturalize.
3.
Make into a citizen.  Synonym: naturalize.
4.
Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.  Synonyms: cultivate, domesticate, naturalize, tame.  "Tame the soil"






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"Naturalise" Quotes from Famous Books



... wife took a keen interest in their garden, which stood so high above sea-level, that they could have the pleasure of trying to grow in it some British flowers, fruits, and vegetables, as well as those native to the tropics. This endeavour to naturalise the products of the old home in the new one was a great pleasure to Mrs Stevenson, and one fully shared by her husband, who was so often, in spite of his delight in the soft airs, the blue skies, heart-sick ...
— Robert Louis Stevenson • Margaret Moyes Black

... could vie with it in truth to nature. Its Sicilian origin bespoke a fresh inspiration, for it arose in a land where the muse of Hellas still lingered. Theocritus's vivid delineation of country scenes must have been full of charm to the Romans, and Virgil did well to try to naturalise it. Not even his matchless grace, however, could atone for the want of reality that pervades an imported type of art. Sicilian shepherds, Roman literati, sometimes under a rustic disguise, sometimes in their own person; a landscape drawn, now from the vales ...
— A History of Roman Literature - From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius • Charles Thomas Cruttwell



Words linked to "Naturalise" :   accommodate, alter, flora, denaturalize, immigrate, plant, naturalize, change, plant life, naturalisation, modify, domesticate, adapt



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