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naturalize

verb [T] uk (UK usually naturalise)   /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 (UK usually naturalisation)   /ˌnætʃ.ər.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ.rə.lə-/
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