Definitions

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  • verb Alternative spelling of naturalize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb adopt to another place
  • verb adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
  • verb make into a citizen

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nay, it may be said, the flower of all the Universe (de l'Univers) is eligible; for in these very days we, by act of Assembly, 'naturalise' the chief

    The French Revolution

  • "naturalise" them, seeing them not as magical intrusions into the natural world but as intelligible results of the workings of that world, the upshot of millennia of small variations, comparative advantages, adaptations, and thence survival.

    Darwiniana

  • Governor Mitt Romney mimicked Bachmann's non-position but expanded on her business-friendly caveat of wanting to naturalise highly-skilled immigrants.

    The lost cause of Newt Gingrich's immigration gambit | Rodrigo Camarena

  • The security forces have had to recruit and naturalise foreign Sunni Muslims – some of whom are decried as mercenaries – to make up the numbers.

    Bahrain: No conflict. Plenty of interest | Editorial

  • Close students of how markets work will not be surprised to learn that such expertise, coupled with the notorious difficulties of persuading snowdrops to establish and naturalise, mean each tiny bulb can sell for £25 or even £30.

    In praise of … snowdrops | Editorial

  • To naturalise a foreign book is to lose what is most valuable about it: the spirit of the language, the mental ethos out of which the text emerges

    Stefan Zweig and let's hear it for the translators.

  • To naturalise a foreign book is to lose what is most valuable about it: the spirit of the language, the mental ethos out of which the text emerges

    Stefan Zweig and let's hear it for the translators.

  • The new neuro-social-sciences are the latest of many attempts to naturalise the human---to make every aspect of our lives and selves comprehensible merely as subjects of scientific explanation.

    Archive 2009-05-24

  • The new neuro-social-sciences are the latest of many attempts to naturalise the human---to make every aspect of our lives and selves comprehensible merely as subjects of scientific explanation.

    Jane O'Grady - Can a machine change your mind?

  • To naturalise a foreign book is to lose what is most valuable about it: the spirit of the language, the mental ethos out of which the text emerges

    40 entries from May 2007

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