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 for naturalize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Naturalize \Nat"u*ral*ize\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Naturalized; p. pr. & vb. n. Naturalizing.] [Cf. F.
     naturaliser. See Natural.]
     1. To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.
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     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.
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     3. To receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to
        make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words.
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     4. To adapt; to accustom; to habituate; to acclimate; to
        cause to grow as under natural conditions.
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              Its wearer suggested that pears and peaches might
              yet be naturalized in the New England climate.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Naturalize \Nat"u*ral*ize\, v. i.
     1. To become as if native.
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     2. To explain phenomena by natural agencies or laws, to the
        exclusion of the supernatural.
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              Infected by this naturalizing tendency. --H.
                                                    Bushnell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "naturalize":
     Americanize, Anglicize, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate,
     acculturate, acculturize, accustom, adapt, adjust, admit, adopt,
     affiliate, assimilate, assimilate to, become, break, break in,
     bring to, case harden, change, change into, change over, condition,
     confer citizenship, confirm, convert, do over, domesticate,
     domesticize, establish, familiarize, fix, gentle, go native,
     habituate, harden, housebreak, inure, make, make over, orient,
     orientate, reconvert, reduce to, render, resolve into, reverse,
     season, shift, switch, switch over, tame, train, transform,
     turn back, turn into, wont
  
  

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