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Synonyms for naturalization

the quality of being brought into conformity with nature

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the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship

the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous

changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology

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At the first Republican presidential debate in May 2007, moderator Chris Mathews asked the candidates whether they would support amending the Constitution to allow naturalized citizens such as Florida senator Mel Martinez or California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for president.
My father emphasized the fact that my sisters and I were Americans and that they were naturalized citizens.
Posada was accused of lying on an application and during an interview to become a naturalized citizen.
1) Although it contains a number of important ambiguities, notably on the question of whether foreign-born children of American citizens qualify as "natural born,"(2) the Clause is highly objectionable because it unmistakably and clearly prohibits naturalized citizens from becoming President.
Family misfortunes forced him to go to London, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1895.
This six-page poem includes sexual puns, remembrances of past lovers, praise for masturbation, remarks the judge made to her when she became a naturalized citizen, reminders of those denied citizenship, plus reflections on being in bed with a lover when the Persian Gulf war began: "Last night, in our large, rotund bed,/ we witnessed the fall.
He married an American and became a naturalized citizen in 1964.
1850 - 54), where he became a naturalized citizen and worked for a while as a candlemaker on Staten Island.
Evidence shows that there is a significant economic advantage to becoming a fully naturalized citizen.
Laserna was an engineer in the Philippines, but had to settle for work beneath his qualifications as a plant operator when he and his children reunited with his wife, a naturalized citizen, three years ago.
A former member of the SET, Escudero said he disagrees with its chairman, Associate Justice Antonio Carpio's assumption Poe is a naturalized citizen and not a natural-born citizen.
Buscaglia sentenced Fardat Vahdat, 23, who entered the country illegally about seven years ago, and Dominic Natarseh, 26, a naturalized citizen.
After he was captured by the Germans, he became a naturalized citizen of German-occupied Poland and was then drafted into Hitler's Army.
The 68,000-person increase in the Texas' naturalized citizen population means that demographic represents about 33 percent of the state's immigrants.
Egypt's electoral commission has said that Ismail's late mother became a naturalized citizen in October 2006, the BBC reports.