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naturalize

NATURALIZE, v.t. [from natural, nature.]

1. To confer on an alien the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen; to adopt foreigners into a nation or state, and place them in the condition of natural born subjects.

2. To make natural; to render easy and familiar by custom and habit; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.

3. To adapt; to make suitable; to acclimate; as, to naturalize one to a climate.

4. To receive or adopt as native, natural or vernacular; to make our own; as, to naturalize foreign words.

5. To accustom; to habituate; as, to naturalize the vine to a cold climate.



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NATURALIZE, v.t. [from natural, nature.]

1. To confer on an alien the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen; to adopt foreigners into a nation or state, and place them in the condition of natural born subjects.

2. To make natural; to render easy and familiar by custom and habit; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.

3. To adapt; to make suitable; to acclimate; as, to naturalize one to a climate.

4. To receive or adopt as native, natural or vernacular; to make our own; as, to naturalize foreign words.

5. To accustom; to habituate; as, to naturalize the vine to a cold climate.

NAT'U-RAL-IZE, v.t. [from natural, nature.]

  1. To confer on an alien the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen; to adopt foreigners into a nation or state, and place them in the condition of natural born subjects.
  2. To make natural; to render easy and familiar by custom and habit; as, custom naturalizes labor or study. South.
  3. To adapt; to make suitable; to acclimate; as, to naturalize one to a climate.
  4. To receive or adopt as native, natural or vernacular; to make our own; as, to naturalize foreign words.
  5. To accustom; to habituate; as, to naturalize the vine to a cold climate. Gibbon.

Nat"u*ral*ize
  1. To make natural] as, custom naturalizes labor or study.
  2. To become as if native.
  3. 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.
  4. To explain phenomena by natural agencies or laws, to the exclusion of the supernatural.

    Infected by this naturalizing tendency. H. Bushnell.

  5. To receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words.
  6. 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. Hawthorne.

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Naturalize

NATURALIZE, verb transitive [from natural, nature.]

1. To confer on an alien the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen; to adopt foreigners into a nation or state, and place them in the condition of natural born subjects.

2. To make natural; to render easy and familiar by custom and habit; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.

3. To adapt; to make suitable; to acclimate; as, to naturalize one to a climate.

4. To receive or adopt as native, natural or vernacular; to make our own; as, to naturalize foreign words.

5. To accustom; to habituate; as, to naturalize the vine to a cold climate.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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