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naturalization Explained

naturalization at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


naturalization at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Process of granting nationality or citizenship to an alien. It may be granted after voluntary application or through legislation, marriage to a citizen, or parental action. Involuntary naturalization occurs when one's home territory is annexed by a foreign state. Qualifications for naturalization may include a minimum residency period, a minimum age, law-abiding character, good health, self-sufficiency, satisfactory knowledge of the new country, and willingness to give up one's former nationality.

naturalization at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "naturalization":
Americanization, about-face, acclimation, acclimatization,
accommodation, acculturation, accustoming, adaption, adjustment,
admission, adoption, affiliation, alchemy, assimilation,
assumption, becoming, breaking, breaking-in, case hardening,
change, change-over, citizenship by naturalization,
citizenship papers, conditioning, conversion, culture shock,
domestication, familiarization, flip-flop, growth, habituation,
hardening, housebreaking, inurement, lapse, nationalization,
naturalized citizenship, orientation, papers, passage, progress,
re-formation, reconversion, reduction, resolution, reversal,
seasoning, shift, switch, switch-over, taming, training,
transformation, transit, transition, turning into, volte-face

naturalization at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Conformity): conformity, conformance, observance, habituation, naturalization, conventionality, custom, agreement, example, instance, specimen, sample, exemplification, illustration, case in point, object lesson, elucidation, standard, model, pattern, prototype, rule, nature, principle, law, order of things, normal state, natural state, ordinary state, normal condition, natural condition, ordinary condition, Procrustean law.

[N] (Conversion [Gradual change]): conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation, evolution, assumption, naturalization, osmosis.

Naturalization at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Naturalization \Nat`u*ral*i*za"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an
alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen;
also, the state of being naturalized.

naturalization at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
[syn: {naturalisation}]
2: the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
[syn: {naturalisation}]
3: the introduction of animals or plants to places where they
flourish but are not indigenous [syn: {naturalisation}]
4: changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with
the borrowers' phonology; "the naturalization in English
of many Italian words" [syn: {naturalisation}]

naturalization at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* naturalisation


Inter: en-nou » n
  • The action of naturalizing somebody.
    1. The admission or adoption of foreign words or customs into general use.
    2. The introduction and establishment of an animal or plant into a place where it is not indigenous.


      Inter: trans-top » act of granting (or getting granted) citizenship

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|naturalisation|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Einbürgerung|f
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|eadóirseacht|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|naturalizacja|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|naturalización|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: es » naturalization
    Translation: io » naturalization
    Translation: ml » naturalization
    Translation: pl » naturalization
    Translation: ru » naturalization
    Translation: ta » naturalization
    Translation: te » naturalization
    Translation: vi » naturalization
    Translation: zh » naturalization