naturalise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v naturalise adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment "domesticate oats","tame the soil"
    • v naturalise make into a citizen "The French family was naturalized last year"
    • v naturalise make more natural or lifelike
    • v naturalise adopt to another place "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Naturalise to make natural or easy: to adapt to a different climate or to different conditions of life: to grant the privileges of natural-born subjects to
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Usage

In literature:

That was all right so long as we did not naturalise him, a course which neither he nor we thought of our adopting.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
But I was never naturalised as an American.
"The Treasure of Heaven" by Marie Corelli
To get over this difficulty, he had to apply for, and obtain, a special Act of Parliament to naturalise him.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
His family had come originally from Verona, but had long been naturalised in France.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
However, the very establishment of such a thing brings in new plants, and perhaps naturalises them.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
I used to see a good deal of him right away yonder in the south; and now I see that he is getting naturalised here.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
I must say I wished that I had not been naturalised and married both on the same day.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
Early in life he had entered a commercial house in Holland, and been naturalised there.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
But whether Canadian by parentage or naturalisation they are a splendid asset to the west.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
The Malay may be considered naturalised in the Cape Town districts.
"The Cape and the Kaffirs" by Harriet Ward
Why not stay here and become a naturalised Frenchman?
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
As soon try to naturalise Kolyada, the Sclavonic white-robed New-year girl.
"Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Cross examined: Is naturalised.
"Gabriel Conroy" by Bert Harte
This word is being adopted into our language, and will soon be thoroughly "naturalised" as "canon," "ranche," and others.
"The Yellow Chief" by Mayne Reid
We sometimes skim into a bed of rushes, and there become naturalised river-folks.
"Oxford Lectures on Poetry" by Andrew Cecil Bradley
It has been shown over and over again, both here and in other countries, that naturalisation is one of the favourite devices of the spy.
"The Way to Win" by William Le Queux
Thousands of Germans have come here, and become naturalised Englishmen.
"Number 70, Berlin" by William Le Queux
The astute Spaniard, known to all but a very few as the naturalised Englishman, Jackson, smiled.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux
Perhaps I should have been naturalised, or something of that kind!
"Affinities and Other Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehard
Sir Henry set her down for an Englishwoman naturalised in Paris.
"Contraband" by G. J. Whyte-Melville
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In science:

We thus find that even for quark stars, there does exist a limiting mass, the so-called Chandrasekhar limit, which is mostly determined by the universal constants ( G as well as ¯h and c, which do not occur explicitly due to our use of the naturalised units ) and the Bag energy B .
The Chandrasekhar limit for quark stars
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