Definition of nativize in English:

nativize

(also nativise)

Pronunciation /ˈneɪtɪvʌɪz/

verb

  • 1Linguistics
    To adapt (a loan word) to the phonetic structure of the native language; to develop (a pidgin language) into a creole used as a first language.

  • 2To make native in character; to assimilate to the native culture, etc.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Language. From native + -ize.