verb (used with object), nat·u·ral·ized, nat·u·ral·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), nat·u·ral·ized, nat·u·ral·iz·ing.
- naturalistic fallacy,
- nature conservancy council
Origin of naturalize
Examples from the Web for naturalization
“Naturalization is not allowed in the same way,” today she said, as it was back then.
In February I was fingerprinted for a criminal-background check, and last week went in for my naturalization interview.
The right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party has submitted a bill that would require such an oath for naturalization; it hasn't passed.
According to Ministry of Interior spokeswoman Sabine Hadad, 701 families filed for naturalization under the 2010 criteria.
Yet no state is sovereign over matters like immigration and naturalization, which the Constitution entrusts to Congress.What the Supreme Court’s Arizona Ruling Means for Immigration and Health Care|Adam Winkler|June 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Congress has power "to establish a uniform rule of naturalization."
Of the latter category 68.2% were already citizens by naturalization.
Such a right is opposed to the acts of Congress on the subject of naturalization, and subversive of the Federal powers.
To establish a uniform rule of naturalization and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the Confederacy.The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Jefferson Davis
As, therefore, there should be one uniform rule, the power of naturalization is properly given to congress.The Government Class Book|Andrew W. Young
1570s, from Middle French naturalisation, from naturaliser (see naturalize).
"admit (an alien) to rights of a citizen," 1550s (implied in naturalized), from natural (adj.) in its etymological sense of "by birth" + -ize; in some instances from Middle French naturaliser, from natural. Of things, from 1620s; of plants or animals, from 1796. Related: Naturalizing.
The process by which a foreign citizen becomes a citizen of a new country. Millions of immigrants to the United States have become American citizens. Requirements for naturalization in the United States include residency for several years, ability to communicate in English, demonstrated knowledge of American history and government, and a dedication to American values that includes no membership in subversive organizations, such as the Communist party.