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naturalize

(năch′ər-ə-līz′, năch′rə-)
v. natural·ized, natural·izing, natural·izes
v.tr.
To introduce and establish (a species) in an environment to which it is not native: European birds that became naturalized in North America.
v.intr.
To become naturalized or acclimated.

nat′u·ral·iz′a·ble adj.
nat′u·ral·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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| (With POL-KUWAIT-NA-PANEL) KUWAIT, April 22 (KUNA) -- Chairman of the Central Agency for Addressing the Status of Illegal Residents Saleh Al-Fadhala said here Sunday the agency has summoned 3,000 illegal residents, who belong to the 1965 census, to inform them that their files would be taken to the cabinet as a prelude to naturalizing them.
Aoun warned against Israeli and US plans aimed at naturalizing Palestinians in Lebanon.
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