Definition of endenizen in English:


Pronunciation /ɛnˈdɛnɪz(ə)n//ɪnˈdɛnɪz(ə)n/


[with object]
  • Make (a foreigner) a citizen of a particular place; naturalize.

    • ‘No author, excepting Pope, has done so much to endenizen the eminent poets of antiquity.’
    • ‘There is no evidence that any Muslim was ever naturalized or endenizened in England in the seventeenth or the eighteenth century.’
    • ‘Andrew Alvarez Noguera was endenizened in England in 1679.’
    • ‘I shall get them either naturalized or endenizened by the Queen.’
    • ‘Only a dozen or so Jewish residents of New York ever managed to become endenizened in England.’
    grant citizenship to, make a citizen, endow with the rights of citizenship, confer citizenship on, give a passport to, enfranchise
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Late16th century: from en- + denizen.