Antonyms of verb naturalize

2 of 5 senses of naturalize

Sense 1
naturalize, naturalise -- (make into a citizen; "The French family was naturalized last year")
       Antonym of denaturalize (Sense 2)
      => denaturalize, denaturalise -- (strip of the rights and duties of citizenship; "The former Nazi was denaturalized")

Sense 4
naturalize, naturalise -- (make more natural or lifelike)
       Antonym of denaturalize (Sense 1)
      => denaturalize, denaturalise -- (make less natural or unnatural)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb naturalize

5 senses of naturalize

Sense 1
naturalize, naturalise -- (make into a citizen; "The French family was naturalized last year")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
naturalize -- (explain with reference to nature)
       => explain, explicate -- (make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students")

Sense 3
naturalize, naturalise -- (adopt to another place; "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting")
       => adapt, accommodate -- (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country")

Sense 4
naturalize, naturalise -- (make more natural or lifelike)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame -- (adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil")
       => adapt, accommodate -- (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country")

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