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naturalize

verb [T] (UK usually naturalise) uk   /ˈnætʃ.ər.əl.aɪz/  us   /-ɚ.rə.laɪz/
to make someone a legal citizen of a country that they were not born in: a naturalized US citizen She has lived in Australia for a long time, and recently she was naturalized.
naturalization
noun [U] (UK usually naturalisation) uk   /ˌnætʃ.ər.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ɚ.rə.lə-/
Translations of “naturalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使加入…國籍,使歸化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使加入…国籍,使归化…
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