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naturalizeverb [T]

(UK usually naturalise) uk   /ˈnætʃ.ər.əl.aɪz/  us   /-ɚ.rə.laɪz/
to make someone a ​legalcitizen of a ​country that they were not ​born in: a naturalized US ​citizen She has ​lived in ​Australia for a ​longtime, and ​recently she was naturalized.
naturalization
noun [U] (UK usually naturalisation) uk   /ˌnætʃ.ər.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ɚ.rə.lə-/
(Definition of naturalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"naturalize" in American English

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naturalizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈnætʃ·ər·əˌlɑɪz/
to make someone a ​legalcitizen of a ​country that the ​person was not ​born in
naturalization
noun [U]  us   /ˌnætʃ·ər·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
She’s ​applied for naturalization.
(Definition of naturalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​permanentresidents 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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