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naturalizeverb [T]

(UK usually naturalise) uk   /ˈnætʃ.ər.əl.aɪz/  us   /ˈnætʃ.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   /ˌnætʃ.ɚ.rə.ləˈzeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of naturalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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naturalizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈnætʃ·ər·əˌlɑɪz/
to make someone a legal citizen of a country that the person was not born in
naturalization
noun [U]  us   /ˌnætʃ·ər·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
She’s applied for naturalization.
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naturalizeverb [I or T]

( UK also naturalise) uk   us   /ˈnætʃərəlaɪz/ LAW
to make someone a citizen of a country they were not born in, or to become a citizen of a country you were not born in: be/become naturalized About 700,000 immigrants were naturalized as citizens last year, officials said. Not all permanent residents are eligible to naturalize. a naturalized citizen
(Definition of naturalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “naturalize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使加入…国籍,使归化…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使加入…國籍,使歸化…
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