1. [ verb ] make more natural or lifelike
Synonyms: naturalize
Related terms: denaturalize change naturalization
2. [ verb ] adopt to another place
Synonyms: naturalize

"The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"

Related terms: adapt naturalisation
3. [ verb ] adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
Synonyms: cultivate naturalize tame domesticate

"domesticate oats" "tame the soil"

Related terms: adapt plant naturalization naturalisation
4. [ verb ] make into a citizen
Synonyms: naturalize

"The French family was naturalized last year"

Related terms: denaturalize change immigrate
Similar spelling:   naturalised