- 1[transitive] naturalize somebody to make someone who was not born in a particular country a citizen of that country a naturalized American who was born in Poland He was naturalized as a British citizen in 1940.
- 2 [transitive] naturalize something to introduce a plant or an animal to a country where it is not native The species is now naturalized in the United States.
- 3[intransitive] (of a plant or an animal) to start growing or living naturally in a country where it is not native
NAmE//ˈnætʃrəˌlaɪz//, NAmE//ˈnætʃərəˌlaɪz//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they naturalize
he / she / it naturalizes
past simple naturalized
-ing form naturalizing
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NAmE//ˌnætʃrələˈzeɪʃn//, NAmE//ˌnætʃərələˈzeɪʃn//noun [uncountable] naturalization papers (= documents that prove a person has been made a citizen of a country)