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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nat·u·ral·ize /ˈnæʧərəˌlaɪz, ˈnæʧrə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nat·u·ral·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Naturalized p. pr. & vb. n. Naturalizing ]
 1. To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.
 2. To confer the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen on; to make as if native; to adopt, as a foreigner into a nation or state, and place in the condition of a native subject.
 3. To receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words.
 4. To adapt; to accustom; to habituate; to acclimate; to cause to grow as under natural conditions.
    Its wearer suggested that pears and peaches might yet be naturalized in the New England climate.   --Hawthorne.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nat·u·ral·ize, v. i.
 1. To become as if native.
 2. To explain phenomena by natural agencies or laws, to the exclusion of the supernatural.
    Infected by this naturalizing tendency.   --H. Bushnell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make into a citizen; "The French family was naturalized last
           year" [syn: naturalise] [ant: denaturalize]
      2: explain with reference to nature
      3: adopt to another place; "The stories had become naturalized
         into an American setting" [syn: naturalise]
      4: make more natural or lifelike [syn: naturalise] [ant: denaturalize]
      5: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment;
         "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil" [syn: domesticate, cultivate,
          naturalise, tame]